Tuesday, February 09, 2010


Now and again you're somewhere and you're struck by someone.

For me it's usually what I refer to as "alive eyes." It actually happens with both sexes, though it's women that I notice, and I suppose there's some attraction going on.

Tell me you know what I'm talking about.

This has nothing to do with what the person says or, really how attractive they are overall. You have a sense that they are, well, something special. You get it from their face. Big eyes, taking in the world around them.

The inspiration for this post was actually something else, the new Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover girl. She is stunning in most every way. Wouldn't it be wonderful if in person she had the eyes?

Alive eyes are seldom a wrong indicator. Their eyes don't necessarily indicate that you'll like them. Just that there's a brain in there.

I'm not explaining this well. Potter Stewart said he knew something else "when he saw it."

Next time you're in the neighborhood, and I see an example, I'll let you know.


Hedy said...

I know what you mean.

Dave said...

More importantly Hedy, you're alive.

Oh, you do have alive eyes.

Hedy said...

Thanks, so do you. Isn't it cool? I've often thought about this and I'm glad you wrote on it. There are certain people you see and you can just tell there's something bigger going on in there, something awesome. Maybe it's just the glint of intelligence. Maybe it's that windows/souls thing. Or just a positive energy. Anyhow, thanks so much for writing about it.

Jim Donahue said...

I'm actually more struck--in a bad way--by the opposite, when I see someone whose eyes are just "dead." It's kind of creepy.

Word verification thingee: "phear"

Posol'stvo the Medved said...

I know what you mean, but I can't go solely on that criterion. Here's why -- I don't think I have very alive eyes, but there's definitely things going on back there.

Of course, I could be wrong. Maybe my eyes ARE alive, but just not in the morning when I am shaving and brushing my teeth, which is generally the only time I look at myself...

Posol'stvo the Medved said...

Jim -- Like the characters in The Polar Express?

SonjaB said...

Better watch out...Big eyes taking in the world could also mean crazy eyes