He sees with one eye closed and with one eye opened the futility of much that goes on around him and of his won endeavors, but barely retains enough sense of reality to determine to go through with it. (Lin Yutang, The Importance of Living, page 1)
Can I say: He sees with one eye closed and with one eye open...?
I need native speakers' help.
"Invading armies have no rights." Noam Chomsky