I'm getting my #12ThingsILoveAboutMe post for September in just under the wire!
This month, I'm focusing on my peepers. I love by eye color, which is a rich dark brown.
I haven't always loved my eye color. I'm brown-haired and brown-eyed, as are my dad and my sisters. The dominant genes are strong in this one.
For so long, I saw brown as drab, unexciting, the opposite of the quintessential all-American beauty, blond and blue. (Even Kate Hudson once got photoshopped--she's a green-eyed blond beauty and a magazine cover made her eyes the more acceptable blue.)
For so long, I thought brown = boring.
My husband, he's got the exciting combo of rr genes: Red hair, GREEN eyes. And I love this about him.
But I have come to love my brown eyes.
I still feel a secret thrill when I hear a song immortalizing a brown-eyed girl. Of course there's the iconic Van Morrison tune, but there's also the more recent "Pretty Brown Eyes."
It seems to me that it's easy to sing about honey-colored hair and sapphire eyes. It takes a deeper, more thoughtful look to sing about the brown-eyed beauties among us.