The Eyes Have It

“The eyes are the window to the soul” is a quote often attributed to Shakespeare. The English proverb actually predates the bard and has much earlier similar ideas in both French and Latin literature. Regardless of the origin, we tend to accept this idea as a truism. For example we are not likely to buy a used car from a salesperson that won’t look us in the eye. And the classic oldie asks a lover’s question: “is it in her kiss or in her eyes?” We do see the eyes as speaking to us about the person behind the window of the eyes.

I do not pretend to know whether or not animal’s have souls; a question beyond my pay grade. I welcome your thoughts. That said, I do find the eyes of all living creatures to be very expressive. Here are some recent captures. Do the eyes convey anything to you about the subject? Whatchathink?

Sheba EyePeacockGiraffeBull's Eye

2 Comments on “The Eyes Have It

  1. Sheeza looks either humble or thoughtful.
    The peacock’s eye says, “Don’t mess with me.”
    The giraffe’s long lashes make it look flirtations.

  2. Nice combination of thoughts and photos. I know I can feel very vulnerable when people I don’t know well or don’t trust look me in the eyes. It seems that I need to look people in the eye to know if I can trust them. Interesting topic.

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