I’ve had so many things buzzing around in my head as you can imagine. What with fabulous shoes to wear and give away and writing about my world travels. Yes, it’s been an exhausting week. But as I was getting ready to sit down, it wasn’t big lurking topics that popped into my head. It was a very specific question. One that I’d still like the answer to.
Not the questions you might think. Not the questions about the meaning of life. These are the every day questions that we really want to ask but we don’t ask for fear that it’s too inappropriate. And for good reason. They probably are inappropriate. It doesn’t make me want to know any less.
This one almost came out of my mouth the other day. I stopped by the paint store and the guy that rung me up had a lazy eye. You know, one of those eyes that never seems to quite look at you. My brother had one. I think the actual condition is called amblyopia.
Anyway, I used to always wonder which eye was looking at me because it always seemed to be just one of them. It takes a second to focus and figure out the correct eye. It made me realize how important eye contact is for me when I’m talking.
But my real question is: What is your vision like?
I know my nearsightedness and astigmatism make things not clear for me. Unfortunately the older I get, the worse it gets. I’ve accepted it. What else can I do. But what does the world look like if you only have one eye focusing on things?
It’s kind of like the hammerhead shark. I’ve been learning loads about sharks lately because of my son’s fascination and I happen to know that hammerhead sharks see independently out of each eye and that their heads make sweeping movements back and forth so that they get the full range of vision. It’s supposed to be an advantage. Obviously, it’s an evolutionary advantage or else hammerhead sharks wouldn’t still be around.
So I ask you, what about the lazy eye? Is it possible to focus on two separate things at the same time? Is it an advantage rather than the flaw we see it as? Most people with lazy eyes wear glasses. Why? It doesn’t move the eye.
Yeah. So now you know a little bit about how this weird brain of mine works and why I’m always puzzled when people say they don’t know what to write about. I’m never at a loss for words. Or thoughts.