“There was a single blue line of crayon drawn across every wall in the house. What does it mean? I asked. A pirate needs the sight of the sea, he said and then he pulled his eye patch down and turned and sailed away.”
~ Brian Andreas, Story People: Selected Stories & Drawings of Brian Andreas
Eye Patches. Not just for Pirates!
My evolving sense of eyeball style over the past six months, brought to you courtesy of Lyme Disease…
Phase 1 – It’s agony, it’s temporary, we’ll make do.
Phase 2: I’ll get one of these surgical eye patch numbers from the chemist, and just not go out much.
Phase 3: Oh hell, I’ll still go out, but I’ll discretely cover it up, and no-one will know that I’m sick and afflicted, even when my friend has to cut my food up for me in cafes and act as a human guide dog. (Thanks, Carly-Jay Metcalfe xx) Reminds self it is a temporary thing. Tries to be cool with it. (Failing…)
Phase 4: Realisation: I am what I am. Arrrrgh – embrace Inner Pirate and decide to be happy anyway. Find awesome eye patch at Abracadabra, a funky store in my hometown of Bangalow. This eye patch thing could be part of my fashion statement for a while yet. And I’m good with that. In fact I’m out and proud!
And hey, at least I got my smile back!
PS: Kill all the things! 🙂
11 thoughts on “Tribute to Eye Patches”
Who cares about eye patches with the golden curls you have . I’d die for them . Keep smiling.
I think you look awesome :). Stay strong, Nic!
You may already know this one, but I recently discovered that there’s an enzyme in eggs that makes lymies super sick with vomiting for hours. Bad eggs. No more eggs for me. Maybe ever :P. Hopefully, you haven’t had to discover this the hard way :(. I think you have enough to deal with.
Fabulous you!!! And a great opportunity to delve deep into that pirate book draft! Nothing like immersing yourself in the character 😉 No walking the plank though, unless, that is, you have a pool at the end of it….. and perhaps with a swim-up bar at the side… xo
You might not think you are cool with it but you sure are cool in the way you deal with it x
You’re writing about pirates. Coincidence? I think not. I concur with Carly, you so need a pink one with bling. Totally embrace your inner pirate. xoxo
You are *hilarious*. I love your new patch, but I do think you need a pink one with bling! Also, I am so close to duckface in that photo … ARRRRGH! xoxo
Love the idea that people could be wearing a Nicole-inspired eye patch …… you go girl. Think of the friends you will meet as a result of your quirky sense of humour and unstoppable self. In the meantime, down with lyme critters and up with healing. xox
Aarrrgh! You look great in your patch! Hope your eye feels better soon. <3
Lookin sexy in your eye patch.. http://Www.patchmate.com.au have the most colourful patches and they hook on your glasses. My son had one similar from there. Maybe they can custom make you one, or give you an idea xxoo
XOXOXO….Enjoy your day me hearty one…