whoa. i hope you weren’t wearing contact lenses.
it really is a beautiful photo, though the reality of it is one of the most unappealing i can think of when considering getting out and going to the store. i talked with a great uncle a few months ago about growing up during the depression in the dust bowl, and he said that his folks built a frame around his bed and had it draped in sheets, forming a canopy/tent. every couple of weeks, he’d wake up and the whole thing would be completely black with dust on the outside. he told a number of stories like that–it’s incredible to think what dust can do.
in your case, i’m glad it meant a good photo op.