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But we don’t close our eyes!

February 7th, 2007 at 12:49am

A few minutes ago I was having a conversation, and for some reason in this conversation I mentioned that Nattie had her eyes closed…it then occurred to me that she didn’t have eyes closed, that would be impossible, she in fact had her eye lids closed.

I then started thinking about why we, as a society, talk and sing songs about having our eyes closed, when it is something that we never do, and nobody ever seems to notice the error. Our eyelids open and close, our eyes on the other hand contain a lens which expands and contracts (I’m sure there is a better way to explain that) but it never actually closes.

So now I want to know who came up with this silly notion of closing our eyes, and why did our society accept it?

If this isn’t proof that I’m struggling to get any sleep then I don’t know what is. I seem to enter this phase of pointless logic after I’ve been awake for an extended period of time (usually about 30 hours), in many ways it is one of my better modes of functioning as problems can be solved almost instantly and the entire world is very clear to me, but it is also one of my worst as I unwittingly latch on to pointlessly silly subjects like whether or not eyes close and can’t seem to shake them off, I’m also very easily distracted in this phase.

If, for whatever reason, I am still unable to sleep in about two hours I think I will call Clive Robertson to discuss this eye lid closing issue.


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  • 1. Bearded Clam  |  February 7th, 2007 at 11:42 am

    Imagine the mess if we did open our eyes, our hearts or our minds.

    Did you ask Clive? He seems like an expert on such matters.


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