“The Eyes of Love” was inspired from an event my daughter and I experienced when she was five years old. We had a few strangers remark, "Too bad your daughter does not have light eyes like her mother to go with her beautiful brown skin."
This book is a reply to such insensitivity and skewed beauty standards. Today, my daughter sees her big black eyes as a reflection of the universe around us. It is hard to raise children who value themselves, especially in a world where kids are not valued. We want to spread this message to other kids who are plagued with comparisons, judgements and ideals. It effects them and we believe expanding imagination helps them rise above the ignorance of others.
"Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality." Jules de Gaultier