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Friday, August 26, 2005

Optical Dillusions

Back in February my optomitrist explained to me that I would probably never be able to see a stereogram's image because my eyes don't know how to relax the way that they should. I've always thought that anyone who could see a stereogram was just making stuff up, there's nothing there, and it is all a practical joke.

Yesterday while waiting for the doctor I finally saw it; a whale, several fish, and two dolphins magically appeared in a stereogram called Calypso. Dan says that there were a couple of palm trees too but I couldn't see them because that part of the poster was up too high for me to focus properly.

What helped me to finally see it was the reflection of a computer monitor behind me. I stared at the monitor, something I do daily so it was easy, and then all of a sudden I saw fish.

It feels like I've been missing out on the fun for years. Hopefully I'll be able to take some time soon to go look at a bunch of these somewhere so I can see what I've been missing. (Looking at them online isn't easy.)

With some practice, I'll be one of those annoying people who walk right up to a stereogram and comment about what it is and how cool it looks.

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