Tribute to Eye Patches

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“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.

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Phase 2: I’ll get one of these surgical eye patch numbers from the chemist, and just not go out much.

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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…)

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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!

2013-08-28 17.53.30And hey, at least I got my smile back!

PS: Kill all the things! 🙂


Hi! I'm Nicole Cody. I am a writer, psychic, metaphysical teacher and organic farmer. I love to read, cook, walk on the beach, dance in the rain and grow things. Sometimes, to entertain my cows, I dance in my gumboots. Gumboot dancing is very under-rated.
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11 thoughts on “Tribute to Eye Patches

  1. 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.


  2. 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

  3. 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

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