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The boy and the fly

They can fly! I thought they just disappeared!

This was the reaction my son had when he saw a fly flying for the first time. I believe he was about 5 years old and had just received a good pair of glasses (previous pairs were a lower strength in the hope that his eyes would strengthen). As far as he understood flies just disappeared. They were on the table or wall and then they vanished.

I’ve shared about my son with low vision in previous posts, but I was thinking about him again in terms of perspective and realities. My son, before he had a good pair of glasses had a different reality to the rest of us. This was quite a revelation to my wife and I and it really put things in perspective for us.

This was his reality. It made sense to him because that’s what he observed. It makes you think.

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