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It’s been a while. I’ve had my hands full with random obligations. Last month I got called as the ward choir pianist. Pshhhhh… I know, right? Piano isn’t my best talent. I only excel with tons and tons of practice. And excel is a pretty generous word to use. More like “crank it out somewhat acceptably” with tons of practice. I got the music for our first song, and it’s probably the most awkward piece of music I’ve ever played. Neither the top nor bottom hand have any flow. It’s a bunch of random, notes. Sigh. Bless the poor choir.
I’ve also been working endlessly on report cards. Yes. Report cards for preschoolers. It’s crazy. I get why they do it–they like to show parents that their kids are learning. But as a teacher it’s overwhelming. I think I’ve spent a total of ten hours in the past week just on report cards. And this is in addition to my normal in-class time. I’m all preschool-ed out this week. I’m so happy it’s a long weekend so I can recoop.
On to the matter at hand.
Eye color is often categorized into four neat classes: blue, green, brown, and hazel. If you don’t qualify for strictly blue, brown, or green you are labeled hazel. Hazel is the catch-all of eye color. The only thing people of this category have in common with each other is the ambiguity of their eye color. If you do a Google image search for “hazel eyes” it comes up with a huge variety of eye colors that range from brownish to greenish. Some are a murky yellowish-brown, or brownish-green, and some I would consider mostly green or mostly brown. The vast majority have a certain degree of brownish, but then some have no trace of brown. It’s pretty bizarre that hazel covers such a huge range.
What color is hazel, anyway? Wikipedia says, “Definitions of the eye color hazel vary: it is sometimes considered to be synonymous with light brown or gold, as in the color of a hazelnut shell.”
When I was young, I was told I had hazel eyes. And because I figured others could see my eyes better than I could, I believed them. I even indicated “hazel” for eye color when I got my driver’s license at age 15. (True story–I’m an Idaho girl.) And then when I was about 17 or 18 I took a close look at my eyes in the mirror and decided, “I think they were all wrong about my eyes.”
I found that the color near my pupils is a combination of light and dark greens, and then it’s rimmed by a dark blue. There is no trace of brown at all. No yellow either. Mostly green with a dark blue rim. This isn’t hazel.
Take a look for yourself:
I made it nice and big so you can better analyze my eye color. Pictures are a little tricky because they rarely capture the true essence of your eye color due to lighting, etc, but this one is kind of close.
So I decided to take charge of my eye color. I, Lindsey, have green eyes.