We actually did sit down with some paint cards and his shirt. All the ones in the green range were too green, but we did find some things that were close. (We had a lot of fun looking.)
His art teacher looked into his eyes today after school and told me she saw flecks of gold mixed in with the grey and the green, and even hints of blue.
The paint color cards that came closest would be the Martha Stewart "Potter's Clay" in Alligator from her Precious Metals line, the Martha Stewart "Lentil" (which apparently goes well with her Heavy Cream or Reed if Quinn's eyes ever need baseboards that coordinate with them), and the Behr Brand "Moss Stone."
When I asked Quinn what he thought at this point, he just said, "I don't know." (I also remain undecided, although I'm leaning hard toward the ''yeux pers'' option offered up in the comments.)
Which is fine. Because you know what? There are times it's comforting to have a word for something. A name can anchor a condition or a quality and make it seem more real or give it a home in our minds.
But some things remain ineffable. And that's where magic still lies.
And is there anything more magical than looking into the eyes of someone you love?
|Me and my Quinn and all our eyes|