One thing I’ve never understood is this “eyes thing” in writing. Like “his smile reached his eyes” is so weird to me because a smile is something you do with your mouth? Can you smile with your eyes?- is this a thing?
Or like, “her eyes hardened” is apparently a thing for people being defensive, but how? How do eyes “harden”, it just doesn’t make sense to me. Another one like this is “their gaze softened” like I just don’t get what that means? I don’t understand how eyes and how you look at people can have a strength or be described like that? It just makes no sense to me.
Can I ask what the weird version of Dumbledore is about? I don't understand anything :/