“please don’t donate your eyes…”

I was having a conversation with a friend and the topic of being an organ donor came up. She explained to me that being an organ donor was her way of giving back, that life was a journey and that she wasn’t going to be able to take anything with her into the next life anyway.  I thought about this for a moment, and realized her statements had strong merit.

I never thought about being an organ donor seriously, mostly because I plan on sliding head first into my grave, all used up, broken, worn out, scarred, and pretty much done with this body of mine. To me life isn’t just a journey, it’s an adventure, a challenge,  a puzzle, and a test as well as a journey and the human body is a pretty amazing creation that can withstand pretty much all that it will encounter in life. It is a vehicle through which we can experience life to its fullest.

As I sat looking at my friend and listening to how important and valuable being an organ donor was to her, I caught myself, as I have many times before, admiring her kaleidoscope eyes. She is the second person in my life that I have met who has the coolest looking eyes with shades or red, green, brown, blue, amber and black in them, true and natural kaleidoscope eyes.

I asked her, “If there were any part of your body that you would not donate, what would it be”?  She said she would not exclude any part of her body as long as she could be helping someone in need. So I said, “please don’t donate your eyes, because there is no way I could look at someone else and not wonder…” I was happy to make her laugh, but then a thought occurred to me, what if someone only needed one eye? How perfectly unique and unusual that would be if say they originally had solid blue eyes, lost one, then got her donation. Not only would it be stunning and eye-catching…but what a perfect opportunity to not only have seen the world through your own eyes, but then to see the world through someone else’s eye…permanently.

This would seem to create a supercharged intelligence factor of at least X10. Seeing the world through your own eye and someone else’s eye at the same time, 24/7, would be an overwhelming advantage over everyone else. At this point I was once again accused of “zoning out” and being completely disinterested in her accompanied by the “pouty face” look, and I came back to the present and pondered whether I should hurl on her shoes to counter her overly feminine expression.

We ate our lunches instead.


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