I remember the strangest of things, stuff that neuros don’t tend to notice. Faces are my best. I can tell if a neuro is masking, but not if they are wearing a mask. There’s all that ‘old saying’ nonsense about eyes being the gateways to the soul, but obviously I don’t think that way. Eyes are good to look into, but you must understand that their job is not to relay any thoughts, emotions or unresolved traumas. Eyes just look and see and register what they see. A rudimentary understanding of the eye shows that it is a complex, yet simply understood mechanism. Let’s start with a quick lesson:
- First, light passes through the cornea (the clear front layer of the eye). The cornea is shaped like a dome and bends light to help the eye focus.
- Some of this light enters the eye through an opening called the pupil. The iris (the coloured part of the eye) controls how much light the pupil lets in.
- Next, light passes through the lens (a clear inner part of the eye). The lens works together with the cornea to focus light correctly on the retina.
- When light hits the retina (a light-sensitive layer of tissue at the back of the eye), special cells called photoreceptors turn the light into electrical signals.
- These electrical signals travel from the retina through the optic nerve to the brain. Then the brain turns the signals into the images you see.
- Your eyes also need tears to work correctly.
I always think that the tears are a genius addition and you don’t even have to press a button in order to get them to work. The tears use the body and the mind as automatic senses which alert the eyes to tear-up. Originally, I think that tears were just there to get unwanted particles out of the eyes or merely to lubricate them when they were dry. Nowadays, neuros have lots of uses for their eyes. The can go further than just looking at other people, they can undress them. If you ever watch a man looking at a woman who he is attracted to (normally not one that they are in a relationship with), their eyes do not simply look, they devour. Here ‘devour’ means that they eat the clothes right off them so that they can see them naked. Some of the other boys try to do that to some of the younger and more attractive women who work here. When I say ‘women’ I don’t mean a Mum-aged one but one who is older. If you are thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, or sixteen and just waking up to the fact of girls and women, the selection is a little limited at Sandham which means that most of those who have discovered that part of them that others call a ‘sex-drive’ will find themselves instantly wanting to ‘take it for a spin’. That last bit was what my dad asked when he wished to buy a new car. But the problem with a ‘sex-drive’ is that most of us are not able to control all of the instruments that help you to drive safely.