-- Viju Chakavarthy
My eyes are an ocean in which my dreams are reflected.
-- Anna M. Uhlich
Sometimes you can't see yourself clearly until you see yourself through the eyes of others.
-- Ellen DeGeneres
The face is the mirror of the mind, and eyes without speaking confess the secrets of the heart.
-- Saint Jerome (374 AD - 419 AD), Letter
It is the mind which creates the world about us, and even though we stand side by side in the same meadow, my eyes will never see what is beheld by yours, my heart will never stir to the emotions with which yours is touched.
-- George Gissing (1857 - 1903)
occasionally, in the midst of a day, i get the rare opportunity to stare into my children's eyes.
it sounds silly, doesn't it?
it's just that, generally, we are so busy doing and being that we forget to engage, fully, in each other. those chances when we can sit and drink in the ocean of blue in each other's eyes ...
it is during those moments that it seems as though the entire world stops ... for a brief second. before beginning to spin again.
i was lucky enough, yesterday, to experience the windows to both of my girly-girls. and i knew lying in bed last night, that i needed ... NEEDED ... to capture those eyes exactly as they are. right now. because there isn't going to always be a tomorrow or a next day. and i knew that i wanted to share them with you. and myself. so that i always have it on record that i love these two girly-girls with more than i ever thought possible.
that even on those days when i feel like the world is crumbling around us and i'm not sure that i should even be the mommy in the family ... that i can look back here and remember ... who they are and who i am. and feel my heart swell with love for them ... again and again.
they say that eyes are the window to a person's soul. and i realize that by looking into their eyes ... that i'm mostly doing this thing called parenting ... right.
it's my version of a mother nature kiss ... making everything better.