This is a picture of the universe behind my eyelids: my optic nerve.
I was born with a weak eye muscle. That’s a nice way of saying I had a lazy eye. It’s a really nice way of saying I was born cross-eyed.
When I was two-years-old I had eye surgery. I was due for a subsequent procedure but it held the risk of me going blind. I’m guessing my parents weren’t ready for a Black Helen Keller.
So, long story short, I’ve worn glasses and contact lenses my entire life and I see my eye doctor regularly. And now the technology has progressed to where I get to see and share cool photos of my innards like this.
Now, I could use this as a marketing ploy and say, “When is the last time you’ve SEEN a good comedy show?” See what I could’ve done there? But glaucoma runs in my family and so I’m super aware of the beauty and freedom my eyesight has given me. I do not take it for granted.
So, for realsies: if you keep increasing the view and font size on your computer screen and cell phone, maybe it’s time you go to the eye doctor and get your beautiful windows on the world checked out. And then, come see me at a show. As always, I’d love to see you.