Thursday, November 30, 2006


What do people see when they look into your eyes?


Blogger gerry rosser said...

I'm sure people who read some of my comments think I like to be a deliberate contrarian or cantankerous just for sport (I just think I have some parts left out).
I think when, in literature, "eyes" are made much of it is not a literal thing. I think it is more like referring to the "heart" in certain ways (such as the seat of emotion, courage, character, etc.). I see little information in people's eyes, nothing about character or any other trait. I really don't even get "smiling" with the eyes.
The structures of the face as a whole can, maybe, convey something when configured certain ways, but it can be false even when we perceive it as true (thus, sez me, explaining how some folks are able so easily to decieve us, con us, etc.).
But, then again, all the hoopla about eyes has made for some nice reading.

5:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i try to tell people that no matter who they are they are precious and loved by the world...i hope that's what people get from my eyes.

5:31 AM  
Blogger Jane Poe (aka Deborah) said...

I hope they see compassion, humanity, love and just a little twinkle of mischieviousness! much love and many hugs, JP

6:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope they can see someone is home...someone who cares.

7:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think most people see both sincerity and mystery. i always get the "there's something exotic about you, but i can't quite place it."

it's fun to think that others see you as a mystery but, on the contrary, i'm quite an open book.

7:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been fascinated with taking pictures of windows and doors lately so I'm loving these pictures today!

I totally disagree with the first comment; I think that the eyes are a definite giveaway when someone is being deceptive. There is even evidence that averting the eyes one direction or the other (I can't remember now which way it goes) it can tell if you are fabricating a story.

I totally get "smiling" with the eyes and seeing sadness and contemplation and shooting daggars. I know that the rest of the facial expression goes along, but I think the eyes reveal so much.

Wish you could see my eyes smiling back at you :D Thanks for the visual treat.

7:58 AM  
Blogger Georgia said...


I love these photo's!! I don't really know what my eyes are saying yet today... Hopefully they are saying 'hello friend' to every person I see whether or not i know them. I hope to have friendly eyes today.


8:21 AM  
Blogger bronxbt said...

they can also show your "pane."


snort. couldn't help it... window puns RULE.


8:53 AM  
Blogger Trish Ryan said...

Great photos - reminded me of how much people can see in us even when we think we're holding it all together.

8:53 AM  
Blogger Trish Ryan said...

Great photos - reminded me of how much people can see in us even when we think we're holding it all together.

8:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I feel sorry for Gerry - he doesn't know eyes like we do, eh Darbs?

As for what people see when they look into my eyes? Well all sorts of things that constantly surprise me!

love x x x x x

8:57 AM  
Blogger blackdaisies said...

i hope they see care and interest and love and hope and oh so much passion ...

and sometimes tears of joy and pain and life

love your windows of diverse beauty!

9:38 AM  
Blogger Jemima said...


1:27 PM  
Blogger la vie en rose said...

cool! i love what you did with this!

1:46 PM  
Blogger Deb R said...

For as long as I can remember I have been fascinated by photos of windows and doors and these are fabulous!

I wonder sometimes about the answer to your question, but I don't think we ever really see ourselves quite the way others see us, so I'm not sure we can ever truly know what others see when they look into our eyes.

2:48 PM  
Blogger Bohemian Girl said...

i hope people see compassion and empathy in my eyes.

i've always loved that quote..."the eyes are the windows to your soul".

it says so much, doesn't it?

love you sis.

3:07 PM  
Blogger Shaz said...

If you as bek she'd probably say mischiefousness and happiness(giggle)
I think im good at hiding how I feel, Ben says otherwise.(he says open book)
But I hope they see caring and with an honest heart compassion and empathy, with a touch of naughtiness.

4:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i know that this quote applies to everyone, but it's so easy to see how i'm really doing when you look in my eyes. my parents and brother often remark on the "amy sparkle" i have when i'm really ok, and no matter what i say, my mom always knows how i'm really doing by looking in my eyes. i have NO poker face whatsoever.

i love what you did with the pics!

5:28 PM  
Blogger Patry Francis said...

I love your poetic photo series! You do this so well!

9:58 PM  
Anonymous ceanandjen said...

Your timing is impeccable with this question, because this was a topic of conversation this weekend. I absolutely believe that the eyes tell NO lies...ever. Someone can be smiling;however, you take one look into their eyes, and you know whether it is genuine or not. I am an open look at my eyes and you know exactly how I am feeling.

I loved the presentation of this post.

xoxox to you.

10:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful post Darlene.

I truly believe that eyes ARE the window to the soul. And, people who cannot see into them are missing out on so much.

I hope when people see into my eyes they see light, love, compassion and a sense of joy. I know when I am feeling ' right' with the world I can feel my eyes sparkle from the inside and radiate out.

You have BEAUTIFUL eyes by the way!

Dotee xoxo

7:33 PM  
Blogger Romina Bacci said...

I should ask them. :)

But I can tell you what I see in yours: LOVE!


5:28 PM  
Blogger Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

Clever idea your windows and souls!
I hope when people look in my eyes they see how good they are!

11:13 PM  

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