Scissors Face 2

I have a pair of needlework scissors that were my grandmother’s. They need to be sharpened but I’ve been using them to cut knitting yarn.

After 45 years in my house, the other day they finally winked at me. I just caught it out of the corner of my eye: two small bumps looking like slightly bulging eyes (I’m thinking of crustacean eyestalks, I guess) and a screw serving as a rosebud mouth or a button nose. And the handles? Antlers, I guess. Yeah, that’s it: Antlers above the eyestalks.

As is often the case with these encounters, the closer and more directly I look, the weaker the resemblance. It’s a thing best seen in passing.

Accidental scissors face

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6 Responses to Scissors Face 2

  1. JimTaylor says:

    I saw the antlers as eyes, on either side of a very long and skinny nose. Eyes don’t grow that big, you say? Yes they do. Remember “Barney Google, with the goo-goo-googly eyes”? Remember ET?
    Jim T

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Jim T – Yes, that works too. Maybe better. I don’t remember Barney Google, but I do remember ET . . .

  2. Tom Watson says:

    Well now, I’ll never look at a pair of scissors in quite the same way again. Gotta say I haven’t had any pair I’ve used wink at me, but ya never know.

  3. barbara carlson says:

    once seen, never unseen. for better or worse. accounts for a lot of things…

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