"A Twinkle In My Eye"

When I was a child, and my dad told a story about something that happened before I was born, he used to say,
"That was back when you were just a twinkle in my eye."
I really liked the thought of being a twinkle in his eye. I didn't know what it meant, really. I took it literally. (Wow! I was a twinkle once! How does that work?) And then as I got older, realized the impossibility of this, and yet still I thought this was a magical expression.

It's still one of my favorites. (Especially in this economy.)


  1. That's so sweet.

    I have an alternative meaning for that expression, which is less sweet, so I'll shut it.

  2. Wow! That eye is HUGE! It was a lot smaller in the preview, for some reason.