John is a child who has no eyelashes since birth, and his eyebrows are sparsely yellowish. The skin is yellow-yellow-white and looks quite delicate. Big eyes, very sporadic. Looking carefully at his face, I always feel a little less perfect.
He lives in a village called GAO. There are kindergartens, elementary schools, and junior high schools in the town. Because John has no eyelashes, he has a dream of being a hero. The classmates nicknamed him “Browless Hero”.
Farmers in this era have worked so hard. Apart from geographically growing crops and vegetable gardens, there is almost nothing to do. It seems that the weeds in the crops will never be cleaned up, and the adults in the village have nothing to do with weeding and pest control. There is no factory within 10 miles here. Everyone lives on their own fields, and cattle, horses, mules, donkeys, etc. are the main tools of pulling. The children are out of school, and after finishing their homework, they must clean up the livestock pen: sweep the manure into the manure pen, prepare the fodder, prepare the water and feed, etc., wait for the animals to eat and drink. Every family is like this, there is no shortage of livestock here.
John’s house feeds cows, horses and mules. He is in the third grade of elementary school, and his friends also call him “Browless Hero.” He often said to the eyes of the little red horse, if only I had long eyelashes. It suddenly occurred to him, would it be okay to stick horsehair to his upper eyelid? So I can also have beautiful eyelashes.
If he said nothing, he took the scissors, cut a pinch of horsehair, washed it, and dried it. He found scotch tape to stick the cleaned horsehair ends in a row, but how to put them on the upper eyelids like real eyelashes without blocking the eyes?
If one piece of horsehair sticks directly to the upper eyelid, it is not easy to remove it. And it’s hard to do it alone in the mirror. It is difficult to treat the eyelashes symmetrically. This is even more ugly. It is difficult for a person to graft eyelashes on his own eyes.
John got the fishing line and tied the clean horsehair together in tufts, like a woven fence. Although the eyelashes are sorted, they are relatively loose. Once pulled, the hair will fall off easily. After repeated tests and adding a small amount of adhesive, the hair is fixed and ready to be shaped.
Days are in this way to repeatedly try new methods, after a month of testing, easy-to-wear strip false eyelashes were born. This false eyelashes composed of horse hair, fishing line and a small amount of adhesive was formally worn on John’s eyes.
Although they all look the same 7mm long, with John’s big eyes, he feels that his hands are the same as his mind, seeking beauty, discovering beauty, and creating beauty.