This woman was one of the more memorable characters I encountered during my four years of photographing in Uptown. I photographed her several times, always near Wilson and Kenmore. She called the jewel pasted to her forehead the Third Eye. Other than that, she seemed perfectly normal and was delightful to talk to, a genuinely beautiful human being. In 1974, on Christmas Eve, I found her near the Salvation Army kitchen that used to be on Wilson. I don’t know if she was there to help or to get food. The third eye is a concept found in many Eastern and New Age religions. In Hinduism it is located on the forehead between the eyes and above the brows as shown here. It is said to be the gateway to inner perception, higher consciousness, and a state of enlightenment.