“Blessed are those who see beauty in imperfection, for you teach the world to see through different eyes”

heterochromia_project2Back when I was young people would ask me why my eyes were the way they are.
I just responded that I had two souls, or that I had eaten my twin when I was in the womb, or that on my planet this was very normal.

Blessed are those who see beauty in imperfection, for you teach the world to see through different eyes. -Jamiro Oort 2017

“I will be 65 soon, and I never even heard of Heterochromia. Never really questioned why my eyes are the way they are”

I will be 65 soon, and I never even heard of Heterochromia until very recently!  I have Central Heterochromia,  but never really questioned why my eyes are the way they are.  I thought they might be considered hazel, but I didn’t really know, or even think about it much.

 

“Do you see blue with your eye and green with your other eye? And then I ask them if they see brown with both eyes…”

They always ask me if I see different colors with my eyes…

-Do you see blue with your eye and green with your other eye? And then I ask them if they see brown with both eyes…

WHY?…

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“Yes, but why are you doing this?”

If I would ask for a penny for each and every “WHY” question I get during the process of heterochromia photography project, I would probably be able to support the whole project and photograph all heterochromia in the world 🙂

So … coming to the “WHY” part…

To be honest I see myself as a medium to express heterochromia. It can be various channels and there were not as many so far, that is why I stand out and get asked all those questions…

At the beginning I was curious, and now – I receive “thank you” emails every day and, indeed, it is empowering, it keeps me going, keeps me engaged, related, responsible, and it is not something that comes from me directly anymore, it is something that you, guys, trigger in me and I just keep going.I have heard so many stories and I could never imagine that such beauty as different coloured eyes could evoke so much trouble… make people feel insecure, neglected, rejected, change their lives in the most unexpected way…

I have heard so many stories and I could never imagine that such beauty as different coloured eyes could evoke so much trouble… make people feel insecure, neglected, rejected, change their lives in the most unexpected way…

So… the truth is that I simply find it important. I want to tell those stories, show heterochromia people, introduce them, transmit them,  so than the rest of the population can just accept heterochromia instead of rejecting it… Confused mind say NO, so let’s not be confused anymore, we all are different and this is the only way to develop and become more, be bigger and rather focus our energy on growth instead of fighting the obvious.

Confused mind say NO, so let’s not be confused anymore, we all are different and accepting it is the only way to develop and become more, be bigger and rather focus our energy on growth instead of fighting the obvious.

Viva heterochromia! there are not that many unique things left… let’s just embrace it…

 

 

I’m 40 years old now, but it’s taken me about 35 years to embrace my eyes

I’m 40 years old now, but it’s taken me about 35 years to embrace my eyes…

Being adopted almost added onto the dealing of being weird – different when I was a little girl, people always pointed it out and asked me silly questions about did I see the same in each eye… My brothers called me a witch….

I could be talking to a stranger when suddenly they would interrupt me and say “hey! You’ve got 2 different coloured eyes”! – kinda felt like a freak show at times…

Do I feel different from others? Yes!! And it’s taken me this long to love it!! I feel it’s a blessing and I feel it’s a mark of something precious, mysterious!

I’ve just become a grandmother, and trust me, I watch my grand daughters eyes all the time to see if she has changes! I totally love it!

“One of the best parts of my heterochromia is that faith already decided it for me, way back in time before I even existed”

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“Apart from the stares I really don’t mind having heterochromia, I love my eyes “

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A few things off the top of my head are, I work in a shop and I have about 10 customers a day telling me that I’m wearing contact lenses, I tell them that I’m not and they won’t believe me! I also get a lot of people saying to me “do you know your eyes are different colours?” Like they think I have been walking around for 23 years and hadn’t realised! I also have had a few “are you blind in one eye?” Which I find very rude, they think that because my blue eye is a very light blue that I might be blind in that eye, I just respond by saying “no I’m not, I have always had perfect vision in both eyes, it’s called heterochromia, look it up! “.. Another thing I don’t like is when one person notices my eyes and then tells all the people they are with and then I have about 4 people looking at me, it can be quite awkward! Apart from the stares I really don’t mind having heterochromia, I love my eyes now that I’m older, I love being unique!

These questions were really philosophical! Kids used to ask me – “Do you see the world in different colours?”

 

 

 

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Nowadays the most frequent reactions I get are something like “Are they real?”, “Ohh, you lost a lens”, “Is that inheritable?”… but when I was a child questions were absolutely different.

These questions were really philosophical! Kids used to ask me – “Do you see the world in different colours?”

And now I often wonder about the colours of life that see through my eyes: are they positive, bright, vibrant and full of beautiful tones? Or do I sometimes see the world in pastel way, more or less – negative attitude, or just in contrast black and white. You know, I think that it is important to ask yourself – “What colours of my life do I actually can see?”

After all, there is one meaningful expression – look through rose-coloured glasses. As I believe that it only depends on you – you see what you wish to see.

I wish you have a nice view of life!

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“It feels like we have that connection without knowing each other, we both know that feeling when someone freaks out looking at your eyes”

 

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 🙂

Children of Hags at London gallery

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.

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