A friend sent this photo to me. The caption reads: “A true friend is someone who thinks you are a good egg even though they know you are slightly cracked.”
These guys are good eggs! I feel very much at home with them. My strabismus didn’t affect me too much socially since it was intermittent. But many folks have been taunted as children and shunned as adults because of their wandering eye. Many are timid and often say they still struggle to look others in the eye even after surgery to straighten the turned eye. It’s hard for them to convince their brain that the eye is straight now. They still bear scars of bygone days.
Yet inside those shells are people who have weathered the storm. Many of them have learned great kindness through their own social trauma. Take time to discover the person inside the shell. You’ll be better yourself for having known them!