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Here's lookin' at you, kid

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on Friday, 27 April 2007 in Uncategorized

An e-mail from a kid says, in its entirety, "U look scary."

Without more explanation from him, I can only assume that he was looking at the photo of me that appears on this blog.

But it could have been any head shot of me. Because here's the thing: I have light blue eyes.

Once, years ago, an artist friend asked if I would sit for her, for a portrait. She needed one to use as advertising. I agreed, but asked why she had asked me, in particular. I think (I was young then) I was hoping for a compliment.

She replied, "Long neck. Spooky eyes."

Here's the portrait (click to enlarge), which she later gave me. (Sorry about the flash reflection).

So there you have it, anonymous e-mailer. Spooky eyes. Can't be helped. They came with the gene pool.


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