Saturday, November 04, 2006

The Evil Blue Eye

I made a Turkish friend in Germany a few years ago. He parted ways with me by giving me two blue eye representations: one a small glass one to sit in my coinpurse (there's an old superstition that says this brings financial luck); and a second, much larger one to hang in my closet at home (another superstition says this wards away bad luck). There's something racist about the Blue Eye warding away bad luck, but what are you going to do. I thus found it odd to see these blue eyes for sale in the Turkey booth at Epcot's Food and Wine festival: