My Iconic Eyebrow  

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I have one eyebrow that is much higher than the other. I blame this on Spock of Star Trek, the classic variety, who often lifted one brow to denote surprise, disdain, annoyance--i.e. intellectual superiority. I was strangely drawn to this economical way of saying so much and before I knew what was happening, my eyebrow became permanently lodged in my forehead. I honestly didn't notice this oddity about my face for many years but when I discovered it, it was far too late. There was no undoing it.
Now that my face is falling to pieces, I see the advantage of having high eyebrows due to the fact that, as you age, the eyebrows, following the prevailing trend, move down to perch on your eyelids where your once lush eyelashes are often in danger of getting caught in the eyebrow hair and flicked away into the air, never to be seen again. As you can see, this is not a problem with my high eyebrow. As for my low eyebrow, I only wish it could get into the act but alas, it is not to be. Now that my skin has lost its suppleness and collagen, the brows no longer do my bidding. At least, not in any permanent sense. I have learned to coyly arch my low brow (it wasn't easy--the high brow kept wanting to arch along with the low one, as if it wasn't arched enough) but it hasn't learned to stay there and I doubt it ever will.
To hide the fact that I truly do have the low brows of the aged and the high brow is just a freak of my own nature, I part my hair so that the low brow is covered. I actually used to cover up the high brow because it looked, well, kind of freaky, but both brows have finally slid down enough over time that the high brow looks simply youthful. At least I like to think so.

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2 wise, witty and wonderful comments

Good luck with your book. Great blog. Awesome eyebrow.

May 7, 2008 at 1:09 PM

Dang Heidi,
You are so funny! I do love the way you write and I can't wait to get ahold of the book. What a kick!
Roxanne

May 8, 2008 at 6:19 PM

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