When I was a kid my mum told me always look into people’s eyes when you talk to them because eyes are ‘the windows of the soul’. The most interesting eye contact I have experienced when I meet other people with heterochromia. Sometimes we look at each other and smile, both of us know why we are smiling. It feels like we have that connection without knowing each other, we both know that feeling when someone freaks out looking at your eyes, or someone adores them or just stairs at you because you are different. I’m happy to be different and being a part of this project made me to be proud of having heterochromia 🙂
So, I guess the project is doing well. Getting exhibited in London “Le Dame” gallery for three months. This was not the piece I was expecting to show, but this was the one they liked. Might be I should consider continuing my nature Heterochromia series, it was also great 🙂 oh well, it is a lifetime project, I am sure I will be exploring it more now.
I am happy anyway. Sometimes you just have to wait, keep on doing what you are doing and you will be rewarded when the time is right.
I had a music teacher in second grade that asked me, “why do you think you’re so special?” I was without a doubt acting out in some fashion (I never took music class very seriously). In response, I told her, “I’m unique because I have two different colored eyes.” Seemly she was asking a rhetorical question… I spent the rest of second-grade shelving books in the library during music class.
I look rather young for my age… and I once took a rather terrible drivers license photo (didn’t really look like me). Under the section of the driver’s license that says eye color mine says: DI (that is what they put in Oklahoma for eye color if your eyes don’t match). But on to the point… I’ve had several instances of trying to buy alcohol where the clerk flat out told me that he didn’t believe my license was actually me… At which point I would ask, “Do you really think I went around looking for and then subsequently found another guy who looks similar to me, who also happens to have two different colored eyes, and then somehow managed to convince him to give me his license all so I could come in here and convince you to sell me a bottle of wine?” They always ended up selling me the wine, which they should have. Would have been a brilliant plan if I wasn’t actually old enough to buy alcohol and I had done all those things.
In the Army whenever we had to put camo on our faces I always looked the coolest.
I’ve had a few girls bring up the movie, Practical Magic where the little girl wishes for a guy who could never exist and one of the things she asks for is that his eyes are different colors… So I’ve been a hit with girls who like that movie.
(link to the scene where she makes the wish [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sx4v5FcBARE ])