Blind Is Not Enough

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Blind Is Not Enough
Dear Doctor Pritchard,
I am sad to inform you that these are my final hours. I believe it my duty to tell you, my most loyal doctor—and though it may not be appropriate—I dare to call you my dear friend. I have come to conclusion that my life must end today. This may come as a surprise to you, I’m sure, but there is nothing left for me now. I suppose you would be wondering why? I fear I have not been entirely truthful with you, though, I assure you my dishonesty was not always on purpose, as you will see. You see, there are parts of my life’s story I have left out of our sessions and I believe it is time you learned the truth, as have I.
My name is not John Hatchet but rather Julio Antonio Hernandez-Bulkeley de a Villa Llorando Tortuga. My mother, born Mary Marie Bulkeley, a woman of Welsh descent, met my father Marceliano Estévan Hernandez, an Argentinean, in Peru. My father was on business and my mother was said to be on a church trip to help the homeless. My mother had been wandering through the market place when she quite literally ran into my father. As my father tells it, “I felt her sweet hand brush against my wrist, just below my gold watch, and I knew at that moment I never wanted her to leave my sight again.” My father took her back to live with him on his cattle ranch and that is where I raised, knee deep in manure, from the day I was born until the age of thirteen. This you know to be true, in part. I told you I had lived on my own since puberty, though you know it to be closer to the age of fifteen. I did not, however, leave to work in the Bayou as a fisherman. That came later, and not quite in the way I had told you, but we will get to that, Dr. Pritchard, we will.
I would like to tell you that I left my home due to a rebellion or a great flood, or perhaps a love affair between myself and…...

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