"People often ask me, 'Did you have cosmetic surgery?' or 'Were you in some kind of accident?' Well, for the record, no and no, this is the face I was born with and this is the face I'll stay with, so quit gawkin' at me and accept me for who I am." 'Fish Man' to Boston Globe reporter, July 5th, 1959.
Ten assorted artificial eyes, London, England, 1870-1920 -- These make me think of industrial accidents in unsafe factories and of the blasts of WWI. That makes me sad. Then I think how grateful the person must have been to receive the restored image that these beautifully-crafted eyes must have offered. People helping people makes me happy.