When I was little, my best friend Ashley and I used to watch the movie Practical Magic over and over again. We would pretend that we were Nicole Kidman, and Sandra Bullock. I always think back to that line where Sandra's character as a child wishes for a man with one blue eye, and one green. I used to wish for a man with bright green eyes. I hope this means Ashley is Nicole Kidman's character, and she's the one that will have to deal with the lover that comes back from the dead. Either way, I did get a guy dam good at making me some pancakes and has green eyes. Ashley must have wished for vagina's while I wasn't looking. God, now that I think of it, we probably should have has some parental supervision while watching this stuff because we eventually in our young teens would drink mad amounts of sparkling grape juice, (or boxed wine if it was in the fridge) and dance around the dinner table singing that Pina Colada song about putting the lime in the coca nut. We were nuts! And this tiny childhood memory drove my beginning of an obsession with those dream wishing eyes.
In high school, I did an art project with tiny pictures of eyes cut out from magazines. When they were collaged together, it made an image of a whole eye when looking at it from far away. I kind of wish I had laminated it to frame for my home someday, but the more I think of it the more it sounds like something discovered in a serial killers home.
The one photo, is of a girl from Afghanistan. She was photographed for the cover of National Geographic magazine yeeeeears ago. I had the magazine from when we cleaned out our Grandparents home before they sold it a while back. That picture caught my interest to such a strong degree. I taped the cover of the magazine to the wall of my bedroom for years. Then around 2009, the photographer had received such a profound response to the image that he sought out the young women years later. He photographed her and her children for the new cover of NG. I will never forget the change in her eyes. It's insane how in depth the story of ones life can be displayed in ones eyes.