Eyebrows…

I am sitting here watching the news coverage of the Iranian missile attacks….

A commercial came on about some poor woman with thin eyebrows…

Iran seems like it has been an enemy of my country for my entire adult life…

Fortunately for the woman with the eyebrow disability there is a makeup solution that gives her the appearance of thick eyebrows.

Vietnam was the enemy of my country for much of my late childhood. Today my closet has shirts in it that were made in Vietnam. All that violence and heartbreak…shirts….

My daughters used to pin me down and start plucking my eyebrows because they said I had a monobrow. I could have cared less except who wants to be a public embarrassment to their loved ones?

I have never witnessed a situation where violence makes that situation better. Yes, I understand that sometimes it feels like there is no other option, but I have shirts in my closet from Vietnam. Will I be buying clothing made in Iran someday?

My eyebrows have gone through some changes as I age. I might eventually have to try that makeup. The bigger issue however are the wiry, gray (grey) hairs that are taking over my lovely soft ones in my eyebrows. These gray (grey) bastards have a mind of their own. One goes to the left, and one right next to it goes to the right, and another will shoot straight out, and they grow 10 times faster than my lovely soft ones do.

As a father I often prayed that my son would not have to serve in the military during a war. I prayed that many times. Now I pray that my grandchildren will never have to go to war…

I have met some wonderful international students from the Muddle East- some Sunnis, other Shiites. All they wanted was a better life. They loved their families and wanted nothing more than to see their children safe and sound. Our prayers were probably quite similar…

All the rhetoric and inflaming threats makes me raise my eyebrows. I pray for peace for everyone’s children. Let’s just trade shirts and concentrate on solving the disabling condition of thin eyebrows and/or poorly defined eyebrow boundaries.