I can't imagine losing my eyesight. Each day my sense of sight is overwhelmed by the beauty of creation, and I also love to get lost in the world of words on the pages and pages of history's authors. This morning after a visit to my opthomologist, the pupils of both my eyes were dilated like saucers. Ooooo! Coming out into the sunlight was painfully bright and the world took on a blurriness that rendered me incapable of driving myself through the city. Coming home I had to draw the window shades quickly and still I was squinting to avoid the brilliance of the day. Already I feel isolated as I cannot read, knit, watch TV, or go for a walk to absorb the magnificent colours of this fall day. Thank goodness it is temporary.
I will always be thankful for my eyesight even if a have to wear corrective lenses and my night vision is questionable.
"What BIG eyes you have Grandmother," said Little Red Riding Hood.
"Your eyes are windows into your body. If you open your eyes wide in wonder and belief,
your body fills up with light."