Funny how you start off in one place and you end up in another sometimes, isn’t it?
We got into a discussion concerning whether or not Mr. A had “piercing” blue eyes in the Chameleon Eyes post.
Are his blue eyes only “piercing” when he’s playing Lucas on Spooks or Monet in The Impressionists and their blueness is more pronounced? Would Mr. Thornton’s, Porter’s or Harry’s eyes not be considered “piercing” in comparison?
I decided I should look up just what “piercing” is defined as being, in relation to eyes.
Piercing (adj): (in relation to eyes or a look) intense and penetrating; perceptive.
Hmmm. This is interesting. No mention of color or the deepness or brightness of said color.
So I went a little further.
Synonyms for piercing: sharp, keen, searching, acute, discerning
A piercing gaze is one that seems to look right into you.
Hmmmm. Remind you of anyone?
Some of the words above that really capture my attention in relation to Mr. Armitage/his eyes are searching, discerning, perceptive.
Do any of us doubt this is a man of discernment and perception? Surely, part of our fascination with those eyes is the mind, the spirit, the soul we seem to glimpse when we look into them.
A searching glance is defined as one that is unusually observant or penetrating.
A discerning person is one who is unobtrusively observant and sympathetic. He is sensitive and able to make and detect effects of great subtlety.
The discerning person is also tactful.
A tactful person has or shows a sense of what is fitting and considerate in dealing with others.
An unobtrusively observant, sensitive, perceptive, tactful individual who understands subtlety. Could that be our Mr. A? I like to think so.
And oh yeah, I like those piercing eyes of his, too. No matter what color they are.
photos courtesy of Richard Armitage Net