Stray Eyelash! Seriously,that's a new one for me.While watching the movie "Iron Lady" with Meryl Streep as (Margaret Thatcher,PM of UK,for years & years,& years....)_there's a scene where her daughter(Carol) offers up a fallen eyelash to her_ MOM_to make a wish on. REWIND..okay,yes...she just said make a wish on this stray eyelash that had fallen from the intricate hairs that grow at the very edge of the eyelid.
In many Cultures,long eyelashes are considered a sign of femininity! I think they are "Sexy" on a man! Presently, some women seek to enhance their eyelash length artificially..sounds kinda like ED_no pun intended_Eyelash Dysfunction. Even more exciting for some are "Eyelash Extensions"yea..just to finish up the look w/ my hair...do they come in colors,um,maybe streaks,how long can I get them,so many questions..!
On the other hand,the "Hadza women" are known to trim their own eyelashes! The Hadza people,an ethic group in North Central Tanzania_are not "genetically related" to any other people in the World! Amazing...I'm thinking maybe the women trim their eyelashes to either keep the smoke in or out?of their eyes while indulging in their cultural habit of smoking cannabis..just sayin'. What's that song..."Smoke Gets in Your Eyes"..(a 1933 show tune)_so a little trim here,there,nip/tuck kinda stuff...
Kohl(ancient eye cosmetics) has been worn as far back as the Bronze Age to protect and enhance lashes. In Ancient Egypt,the wealthy & royalty used Kohl to protect their eyes from the sand, dust, and bugs. Modern eye makeup includes_mascara,eyeliner,eye putty,eye shadow,false eyelashes used with eyelash curlers or mascara shields,permanent eyelashes,eyelash transplants,Latisse(2009 drug for eyelash growth),eyelash conditioners........and did I say there's a boom in Eyelash Fashion....
Did I say that lashes,being hair, are found in mammals as in Horses,Cows,Ostriches,and some dogs. Eyelash Viper_as in snake_have a modified scale over the eyes which look like eyelashes...remind me never to run into one of these critters...as I'm terrified of even a picture of a snake in a book! The tropical bird called Hornbills have prominent feather eyelashes-a very uncommon feature in birds!Take a look..
BUT...the "Most Sexy Eyelash Award"...envelope please ...the Winner is......
You know U like me.."Camel-Face"...Long,thick...no mascara needed! I heart the camel....except their bad habit of spitting on you!If they want you to STOP messing with them..they will shower you!
So people,all this from one statement about eyelashes in a movie..I need to stop being curious..NOT!
Here's to wishing on a stray eyelash_of which my eyelashes would be "Green" w/o any additives.....My wish?_ for "World Peace"_One Uni-Verse(one song)..which starts with the person in the mirror..You!
~ "Now,I'm going to put my eyelashes on and stretch my legs out and do a show~ Nana Visitor~