Weekly Photo Challenge: Eye Spy
“The face is the mirror of the mind, and eyes, without speaking, confess the secrets of the heart.” St. Jerome
Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts. Paramahansa Yogananda
Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality. Nikos Kazantzakis
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. Marcel Proust
Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts. Albert Einstein
They say that the eyes are the windows to our soul and they tell the stories we withhold. We spend so much time hiding behind our masks and telling stories that reveal only what we want others to know… but the eyes don’t lie. Have you ever looked in the eyes of a cold-hearted soul? What about the eyes of a furious friend? Grandpa’s warm and loving eyes? A mother’s gaze? All tell stories about the soul behind the eyes.
Today, my dear friend, Esme, and I went to Bed Bath & Beyond to shop for floor mops. Two or so hours later, we walked out with beds for our beloved cats … Ha! Yes, it was one of those strange shopping expeditions we all go on from time to time. I hurried home delighted to share the gift with our Tangy. He took one look at it and decided he wasn’t having any of this new, triangular, furry bed! He sniffed it, scratched it, sat on top of it but, adamantly, refused to climb into it. At one point, he glared at me and climbed into his old, favorite Amazon cardboard box!
“My eyes are an ocean in which my dreams are reflected.” Anna Uhlich
You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. Mark Twain
There is no truth, there is only perception. Gustave Flaubert
We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open. Jawaharlal Nehru
I checked the Photo Challenge assignment for the day, saw Michelle’s dog, Henry the Springer Spaniel and his darling, droopy eyes, and decided that our cat snuggled in his new home, and gazing out, would be perfect. Heck, there was even a fabulous shot of a cute cat peering out from the triangular bed on the box it came in. I was determined to get our Tangy to pose for a similar cute shot … Right. Do you own a cat? No prices for guessing who would win this creative exercise.
I tried everything; toys, coaxing, food, and threats but, he was determined to stay away from the new bed. The best I could do was what you see above and further above. Peering in from one end of the open triangle. I waved at him with one hand and he stared me down from the other open end of the triangle bed. I captured as many shots as I could, including some of him sitting on the
damn fine, furry bed, not in it. Phew! What about you? Stay Safe! Stay inspired. Have a Happy Weekend!
My fellow bloggers were equally creative with their selections. Check out how others interpreted the theme – Eye Spy – below.
This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: Eye Spy – This week, take “eye” as your inspiration. This is a great opportunity to photograph people or pets, but remember — eye has lots of other potential meanings, too.
Positive Motivation Tip: The eyes tell their own story … pay attention to what yours say and see.
PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos copyrighted and from my Personal Collection.