I’ll admit it. I have a weakness for green eyes, and if that’s vanity, so be it.
Growing up it never occurred to me that there was anything unusual about green eyes. My sister and I both have them, and my mother. I thought blue eyes were supposed to be the most beautiful, so my preference for green seemed more like defiance than vanity. I love brown eyes, too. Lovely root beer colored eyes, yum.
But I digress.
So I found this site, which you might enjoy if you, too, like green eyes.
Because it’s a frames site, I can’t link to their “Sexiest Green Eyes of the 21st Century” contest. (Vanessa Williams won.)
I can only say that whenever I think of green eyes, I always think first of:
It was kind of hard to find a pic that showed her eyes. Most of them are in black-and-white, and many of the others don’t show her eye color. But Scarlett O’Hara and her green eyes — which of course means, Vivien Leigh and hers.
The American public was scandalized enough to have an English woman playing the part; they would have never stood for it if she hadn’t had green eyes.
Which brings me to another issue.
This is one of the first things I noticed, yet I’ve rarely if ever heard anyone complain:
Harry Potter does not have blue eyes, damn it! And the moment I saw a closeup in the very first movie, I gasped. NO! Where are the green eyes?
I mean, it’s bad enough that they do their best to make his scar not visible. And in the most recent film the Weasley hair was barely red at all — with the exception of Ron. I mean, really! The Weasley twins (the rare times you saw them) were almost blond, and Ginny’s hair was a dull shade almost brown!
But Harry Potter without green eyes?
We’re letting them get away with anything, aren’t we?
Where will it end?