Accommodation, the mechanism by which the eye changes focus from distant to near images, is produced by a change in lens shape resulting from the action of the ciliary muscle on the zonular fibers. The lens substance is most malleable during childhood and the young adult years, progressively losing its ability to change shape with age. After approximately 40 years, the rigidity of the lens nucleus clinically reduces accommodation because the sclerotic nucleus cannot bulge anteriorly and change its anterior curvature as it could accommodatiom. Lens shape change in primates by contraction of the ciliary body. Some eyes also have an off-axis lens so that one optical path is more powerful than another in a dual optical system or physiological bifocal. The Anableps is a South American trout has this ability. It rests on top of water like a frog with eyes half submerged. The pupil viewing space above the water goes through a less powerful axis of the lens than light passing through the submerged pupil.
She starkly captures how depression can consume and make daily tasks seem insurmountable, to where the simple act of clicking in a seat belt as a form of self-preservation becomes a challenging accomplishment. Growing up as a queer Christian in Memphis, Baker has written at length about wrestling with how much of herself she can reveal at any given point in time.
Although it was Venable who named the band and approached Nichols about starting it, from the beginning, Nichols has written and sung most of the songs. The group's early work featured slow love songs Venable termed "cowboy emo" to Michael Donahue in the Memphis newspaper Commercial Appeal. That's "cowboyish, sappy love songs," Venable told Donahue. Growing up, he and his friends liked punk bands and country acts equally well, finding that both types of music "reflected a similar approach to life," as he put it to Tim vonHolten on Lawrence.
So you took a breath on this record. With Rick coming in, it really reinvigorating us, me especially. It gave me someone in the band to really lean on.