I’m walking along the Green Road in Glendalough, when I realize I’m thinking about eyelashes! Eyelashes on babies and infants – and women’s reactions to them. I remember bits of conversations where women I know have reacted to the baby infants of friends, commenting on their beautiful eyelashes. “You’ve no business having such beautiful eyelashes” I remember being said in reaction to a beautiful infant.
What is it about eyelashes that produce this reaction in women? What is this deep rooted primal response?
As a mere man I don’t understand. Perhaps it’s similar to a baby bird fluttering its wings to trigger a feeding response in a mother bird.
Some people would say I should be praying as I walk in the tranquil mystical setting of Glendalough.
In a way, this is what I am doing in remembering this.
Martin Swords August 2012