How about good eyesight? I wear reading glasses with a little correction in the mid and top range of my glasses (we call them progressives), but to be honest, if I were to lose them in the wilderness and get lost, I could probably read a map in the daylight and possibly find my way home (barring also being somewhat directionally impaired). Has anyone actually experienced this?
But my main point here is I try not to take vision for granted. At my last exam I had the beginning of a cataract in one eye, and my husband has worn glasses most of his life. He has dealt with more eye issues than I likely will ever have.
And here's another thought. What we see behind the lens of an eye is not all we see in life. We also see with our hearts, our minds and our souls, but the vision gets foggy sometimes and out of whack. When I get too busy and attempt to do more than I should to maintain a healthy balance physically, mentally and spiritually, that sometimes happens to me, and I forget the beauty of the moment. I have to slow down . . . and you should too if that happens to you.
Some food for thought by the famous:
"Eyes for Invisibles"
"I have walked with people whose eyes are full
of light but who see nothing in sea or sky,
nothing in city streets, nothing in books. It
were far better to sail forever in the night of
blindness with sense, and feeling, and mind,
than to be content with the mere act of seeing.
The only lightless dark is the night of darkness
in ignorance an insensibility." --Helen Keller
spectacles behind which there is no eye" --Thomas Carlyle
"Auguries of Innocence"
"To see a World in a grain of sand,
And a Heaven in a wild flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand,And Eternity in an hour." --William Blake
Happy Weekend Everyone!
Thank you Lexa Cain for hosting one of the
best Blog Hops ever; And co-hosts:
L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge
and Katie @ TheCyborgMom