Thursday, September 24, 2009

Mythic Proportions

My eyelash is driving me crazy. My one eyelash. Yes, I only have one, which every day falls out into my eye causing me blurry discomfort. Overnight, the eyelash grows back, only to fall into my eye once more.

Remember Prometheus? The god who was punished for giving fire to humans by having his liver torn out each day, only to have it grow back to be torn out the next? That was my first thought. But let's face it, I'm no Titan.

My second thought was more down to earth. Remember Wooly Willy? Mr. Willy was hairless. You used a magnetic wand to give him hair, a beard, a mustache, whatever you wanted. With no hair on my head, one eyelash, and formerly bushy eyebrows growing more sparse each day, I could use some of that black magic.

In the meantime, I accept my fate.

15 comments:

Jamie said...

PJ - Your see of humor through all of this never ceases to amaze me. Hope you get a few more eyelashes sometime soon!

Jamie

Ronni Gordon said...

I have an eyelash problem too! About half fell out, then grew back in. Now they do odd things. My lower left lid has half its eyelashes. I never know what to expect.

My fuzzy hair looks like Willy's after you put hair on him.

EGlencross said...

And does this explain the missing eyebrows that mysteriously start growing out of your chin?

EGlencross said...

Talking about how the behavior of one hair can cause all kinds of problems..Have you read Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan?!

Jim said...

LOL. Don't go Chia Pet on us, and you should be fine.

Jim

Ann said...

I share Ronni's problem. My eyelashes fall out in bundles so that sometimes I have a full set on top, but nothing on the bottom and vice versa. It makes life interesting.

Anonymous said...

laughing and smiling
keep on going-
lea

Anonymous said...

PJ, how are you doing? Thinking of you.

NJer

Anonymous said...

PJ.. where are you? This follower is concerned.

Anonymous said...

PJ,

Hoping you are well.. Haven't heard from you in a while and are thinking about you.

Anonymous said...

Haven't heard from you in some time. Are you OK? A little note would be appreciated. It doesn't have to be full of humour or perfect in style. Thinking of you. Keep strong, Brenda

George Jempty said...

Update for followers who are concerned about my sister Patty, I spoke to her on the phone this past weekend, she's still about as weak and nauseous as a couple of weeks ago when I visited in person. She's just has not had the energy to post to her blog, but she's very happy the Yankees have made it to the next round of the baseball playoffs.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like she is in good spirits! Stay strong.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting, George! That's a relief. Though I wish you had more energy, PJ. Keep going!!! Brenda

Anonymous said...

PJ,

I hope as each day passes that the icky, weakness gets better and you feel stronger... Sending HEALTHY vibes your way...

Alison