Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Simply Jews linked to a quiz:

Your eyes are the windows to your soul.

What type of eyes do you have?

I took it twice in, with a few hours between each take. I gave a slightly different answer the second time to the question: Through what color do you see the world?

The answer to this question depends directly on the kind of mood you are in at the moment of answering. So the first time was "grey". The second time, a little more cheerful in the evening, I answered "light blue". The result was the same: I have raven eyes.

Which means:

Positive Traits: Intellectual, Wise, Experienced, Honest, Trustworthy

Negative Traits: Pompous, Condescending, Withdrawn, Pessimistic, Depressed

The "Raven" is popular in myth:
Ravens are common characters in the traditional narratives and mythology around the world, notably a part of North American, Siberian, and Norse mythology. Besides being the representative spirit of actual ravens, he is often depicted as a trickster or culture hero figure, or even as the creator of human beings.
And in literature, which by its very essence feeds upon myth.
Edgar Allan Poe used the raven as a supernatural messenger in his poem "The Raven". In this and Dickens' book, the bird's power of speech is important.
Here is an excerpt:
And the silken sad uncertain rustling of each purple curtain
Thrilled me — filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before;
So that now, to still the beating of my heart, I stood repeating
" 'Tis some visiter entreating entrance at my chamber door —
Some late visiter entreating entrance at my chamber door; —
This it is, and nothing more."
Poe's spirit seems to have been so full of demons and unknown fears, the merest knock on the window makes him jump out of his skin. That poor raven... inscribed with all those fears...


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