April 17, 2011 1:07 am at 1:07 am #596358
How would you define the “sparkle” or “twinkle” in someones eye?April 17, 2011 1:25 am at 1:25 am #760150pumperMember
To me, it means that they are full of life, and live each day to the fullestApril 17, 2011 1:26 am at 1:26 am #760151hudiParticipant
I’m not sure if it’s an actual “sparkle” or “twinkle.” It may be from light reflecting in a person’s eye.
A person with twinkling eyes is smiling and happy. When this person talks to you, you feel like they like you. This person talks in an animated way.
It’s possible that when a person smiles or speaks in an animated fashion, their eyes change shape. This can cause light to be reflected in a certain way, causing the “sparkle” or “twinkle.”April 17, 2011 1:56 am at 1:56 am #760152i am hereMember
a certain “brightness” to a person that you see in there eyes. It one of those things when you see it you just know what it is.April 17, 2011 2:22 am at 2:22 am #760153GumBallMember
Yea!! How do you??April 17, 2011 8:09 am at 8:09 am #760154eclipseMember
I’m quite sure it’s connected to the purity of the person’s neshama.The eyes are the window of the soul.(source?)April 17, 2011 4:23 pm at 4:23 pm #760155ZeesKiteParticipant
Do my virtual eyes sparkle?April 17, 2011 4:50 pm at 4:50 pm #760156hanibParticipant
my daughter has it and one of my sons – but when it’s in his eyes, it usually meams he’s about to get into trouble.
i hope their twinkle always stays.April 17, 2011 5:50 pm at 5:50 pm #760157pascha bchochmaMember
I used to look in a mirror to try to see the sparkle in my eye, – but didn’t see out what people were talking about. Also, apparently my eyes “flash” when I’m upset (my siblings love to see it) but I’ve never been able to figure out what they’re describing.
eclipse, about the pure neshama thing- I think that people who feel things intensely tend to have it more, and who have vivid imaginations. When someone is truly happy, their eyes shine much more. It’s a personality thing.April 17, 2011 5:52 pm at 5:52 pm #760158pascha bchochmaMember
eclipse, as for the source – there’s no source that I know of, but the Kli Yakar on Rivka says that Eliezer saw she had good eyes, of chesed. Some say it comes from there but he never uses the phrase eyes are the windows to the soul.April 17, 2011 5:53 pm at 5:53 pm #760159
whoa eclipse thats scaryApril 17, 2011 6:25 pm at 6:25 pm #760160HaLeiViParticipant
As far as the eyes being the window to the soul, the Halacha is that on Shabbos we consider anything in the eyes to be a Sakana because, as the Gemara says, the eyes are rooted in the heart. Also, the Pasuk says, Ha’adam Yira’a La’einayim Viha’elokim Yir’a Laleivav. So I guess that’s as good a view we get.
On a plain level, you can see someone’s alertness in their eyes. Kindness is also visible in the eyes. The Gemara says that a cow has different eyes once it carried a yoke. I guess that’s where “Jewish eyes” come from.April 17, 2011 6:34 pm at 6:34 pm #760161eclipseMember
I wasn’t sure if the source was Jewish or not.
But most villians are described as squinty-eyed,not sparkly-eyed!April 18, 2011 1:20 am at 1:20 am #760162
What about ppl who seem to have “dead” or “empty” eyes?
Where r we picking this up from? How is it visible??
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