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Saturday, July 14, 2007

evil eye

here is owen’s growing collection of evil eyes. i forget how much attention a little baby attracts in a foreign country. everywhere we go people stop and stare & go out of their way to touch him… it’s kind of crazy. shop keepers and store owners are constantly pinning these little “evil eyes” on O to protect him. Turkish people believe that with the evil eye amulet you will be protected and all the bad energy will be directed to the amulet and it will brake. The protection of the evil eye is used for anything new or likely to attract praise... with all the attention & praise O is attracting, it makes since why they keep pinning the amulets on him!


Leslie said...

he probably attracts even more attention because he is so very adorable! plus, you know how it goes, blonde hair turns heads in a place like that. you're probably getting attention, too, but probably not the good kind. :)

Anonymous said...

This is interesting- I had no idea of such a thing. What cool memorabilia to bring home.

Laurie said...

What a loving country? I'm sure it can get a little old after a while - but that just seems like a loving tradition to me.

Traci said...

What a neat memory to have- keep a hold of those Evil Eyes!!!

Rebekah said...

So, do people just carry them around with them? I think you should start that tradition when you come back to the states. I'm going to start crocheting evil eyes tonight and tomorrow I will pin them on unwitting passers-by.