Whale Eyes

Dear kind readers: Please I’m begging; I’ll do anything, por favor remember: NYTimes Whale Eyes. Sincerely, Tom Doody. I know from my own click-tap-history reports that people don’t click when told: ¡YouTube now! Only the very biggest influencers have detectable success at directing their reader’s attention to YouTube. The difficulty redirecting people from reading to listening reminds me of being a father of young children. Even my older kids who could read themselves like being read to, which included children’s books of their younger brother. Maybe adults are similar so they have a time to read, and a time to listen, and if I give a link and say: LISTEN NOW they won’t, so if I could only get my readers to remember NYTimes Whale Eyes they might remember when their personal listening time comes. The subject of the youtube has a visual abnormality, which would give people in his company reason to call his condition: "lazy eye". In truth neither eye is lazy, and each work as well as any eye can be expected to work. His eyes just don’t work together. His brain is able to focus what one eye is focusing on, but the other eye wanders, and is ignored by his brain, so if a person in his company could just focus on the eye that’s focusing back then all would be good. The kid’s story is told with the help of his family, and the help of NYTimes youtube. I can’t help wanting to have the opportunity to be the person the kid wanted people to be. I can’t help wanting to be the person who listened and tried to understand enough about his vision, so I could get passed and understand him. I won’t get a chance with this kid, and with the help of NYTimes he probably needs less to tell people what NYTimes told so effectively with him. Maybe the chance I’ll get is with someone who wants me to understand their world. Covid has put distance between us, but the negative effect of that distance could vanish if someone who felt like this kid gave me the chance to be the person the kid wanted others to be. When I lived in DC I had a daily chance through my gym to interact with a transgender woman, and if I had another chance with her I would do better. I would be more like the good person described in Whale Eyes. Dear kind readers: By the way . . . this is how you should remember: "Whales Eyes". Sincerely, Tom Doody. This kid knows people like to look at whales never troubled that only one eye at a time can be seen, so if they could engage naturally focusing back on one of his eyes while having no distraction of the other understandably distracting eye, then life would be better for this kid and the select people who had the opportunity to engage with him.

About Tom Doody

middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel
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