Tuesday, July 24, 2012

~When You Wish Upon a ...Stray Eyelash~

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.

This,right here>>>>
Eyelashes protect the eye from debris and perform some of the same function as whiskers do on a cat or a mouse in the sense that they are sensitive to being touched, thus providing a warning that an object (such as an insect or dust mite) is near the eye (which is then closed reflexively). The follicles of  one's eyelashes are associated with a number of glands _aka_"The Glands of Zeis" & "The Glands of Moll"...sounds like some Greek or Roman God or Goddess standing guard at my eyelids...keeping "Evil" at Bay from my delicate eyes!

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....

I'm just about worn-out thinking about eyelashes right about now! Seems a stray eyelash is seen as a wish maker,much like a wishbone."If a stray eyelash falls upon your cheek, place it on your finger, make a wish, then blow the eyelash away." Since,I had to stop using mascara years ago_because of my allergy eyes and the fact that the microscopic "critters" that live on mascara brushes scared the living Hell out of me! Although,most lipstick,brushes,makeup sponges,face powder all have these critters_the thought of being blinded by critters in my eyes just didn't sit well with my psyche!

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..
Now,that's a "Sexy" bird..I'm naming him Magic "Mike"Hornbill..I'm to Sexy for my eyelashes.

                     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~


Fash Boulevard said...

Fabulous post, love! If you get a sec, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest trend report & post for LaurenConrad.com. xo


The SageBook Whisperer said...

Welcome aboard my Wit & Wisdom train!That post had me up in arms..I checked the length of my eyelashes in the mirror..I have "ED" might get "Extensions",LOL.Will check out your Blog.