The Megapixels in Your Eyes
“How many megapixels are in your eyes?” the Wolvog asked at breakfast.
“Millions,” I responded, forgetting that children don’t understand sarcasm regardless of the fact that I often sarcastically remind people that children don’t understand sarcasm. “I’ve got millions of megapixels in my eyes.”
“Oh,” the ChickieNob said politely. “I thought that maybe you had less megapixels because you wear glasses.”
“I have zero megapixels in my eyes,” I told them.
“So you’re blind?” the ChickieNob asked, confused.
“No, I’m not blind. There are just no megapixels in a person’s eye. Eyes aren’t cameras.”
“Eyes are like cameras,” the Wolvog informed me. “So they must have megapixels. I have a 5 megapixel camera. That’s not a lot.”
“No, it isn’t,” I agreed. “But you’re also not getting a different camera if that’s where this conversation is heading.”
“I think kids have more megapixels in their eyes than adults,” the Wolvog decided.
“Hence how you can see the world in ways that I obviously can’t,” I answered.