Friday, December 12, 2008

F5 Windows of the Soul Edition

from Sophia at RevGalBlogPals:
This Friday Five is inspired by my husband's Lasik surgery yesterday....He'd been contemplating it for a while and was pushed over the edge by the fact that we put too much money in our healthcare spending account this year and it would have been gone anyway. (There was only enough for one eye, but the kind people at the eye clinic figured out a way to divvy up the charges between surgery and followup in January=next year's spending account). So please say a little prayer for his safe recovery and share with us your thoughts on eyes and vision.

1. What color are your beautiful eyes? Did you inherit them from or pass them on to anyone in your family?
My eyes are hazel...sometimes they appear blue or gray depending on what I'm wearing, but they are mostly a warmish green/amber.They are more like my dad's (green) than my mom's (brown), but I'm not sure where they came from.

2. What color eyes would you choose if you could change them?
Wouldn't change a thing. Love the color.

3. Do you wear glasses or contacts? What kind? Like 'em or hate 'em?
Oh yes. Couldn't live without them. I'm extremely near-sighted. Love my soft contacts--due to dryness from allergies, I wear extended-wear lenses, take them out each night, and change pairs every month. I'd be miserable in glasses--even with the lightest high-idex lenses, they're heavy. And now I wear reading glasses, too.

4. Ever had, or contemplated, laser surgery? Happy with the results?
Not me. The results would be questionable, anyway, if the goal was to free me from my glasses. I'm thinking about lens implants (like what they do in cataract surgery) in a few years, maybe.

5. Do you like to look people in the eye, or are you more eye-shy?
I like to look at them...but prolonged eye contact seems very intimate to me.

Bonus question: Share a poem, song, or prayer that relates to eyes and seeing.
"Open my eyes that I may see glimpses of truth thou hast for me"


  1. Oooh, hazel... that rare instance in which you sort of actually can change your eye color! Fun.
    Good play!

  2. That hymn is so beautiful. Good play!

  3. prolonged eye contact... yeah, it can be a very intimate thing huh?

    although mocha java pup loves a good stare down... and in the midst of one he'll even wink at you! what a dog...

  4. It must be fun when filling out "what color are your eyes" on your driver's license. Enjoyed reading your play.

  5. Hazel eyes are amazing, they seem to change colour all the time! I agree with you about eye contact, good, but it can be too much :-)

  6. Great hymn.

    DH and DS also have those cool "chameleon eyes" which look green, blue or gray depending on what they wear.

  7. wonderful play! i didn't know one could get lens implants. it's amazing what they can do!

    my daughter has the thin lenses and they are still coke-bottlish!


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