(top-left) 43 | TIMEPASS (top-right) mid-day Sunday, January 7, 2018 | YOU & EYE – A WEEKLY HUMOUR SERIES THAT DEMYSTIFIES BLINDNESS, CURATED BY XRCVC.ORG Image description: A cartoon strip with 8 frames… Frame 1:
(BG is seated cross-armed with his shoes off. An old bald bespectacled man with a long white beard – possibly the cobbler – holds one shoe in his hands, while the other is on the ground where he is seated along with his tools.) Text: One day, our blind friend BG… finds himself in the company of a wizened old cobbler… Cobbler: I see what needs to be done to this pair… young man! Frame 2: (A close-up of the cobbler as he holds the shoe in his left hand and points out the index finger of his right hand, seemingly proclaiming something) Cobbler: The leather is soft and comfy, the inside is cosy, sole unspoilt, heel strong! Frame 3: (A close-up of the cobbler now appearing to scrutinize the shoe with the middle of his eyebrows sloping downwards showing concentration)
Cobbler: These are perhaps four years old and you've worn them with respect! Frame 4: (BG smiles as the cobbler holds the shoe between them) Cobbler: Now… you've brought them to me just for a polish…! Frame 5: (A close-up of BG smiling) BG: Your voice sounds old, Sir, but your eyes appear to be as sharp as ever! Frame 6: (A close-up of the cobbler with his eyebrows raised up) Cobbler: On the contrary! My right eye has gone blind and with my left eye… I can barely see! Frame 7: (A close-up of a cross-armed BG facing the cobbler) BG: How then do you manage to see what you see…? Frame 8: (A close-up of the cobbler) Cobbler: Son, let us never forget that we are all born with our eyes tightly shut! (Signed Ponnappa, in Frame 8)
 

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