Epiphanies And Sightless Vision

Every once in a while The Universe decides to remind me of things that I tend to forget such as:  not giving in to fear caused by my slow vision loss from my finally officially diagnosed wet AMD (macular degeneration).  Sunday (June 2) is a perfect example of The Universe speaking to me again.

Sunday started out as any other day — that is until the rain turned into thunderstorms and someone hit a tree in the early evening (before dark) and took out the electricity in about a 5 mile radius.  It looked like the problem would be fixed before dark, but that didn’t happen.  Once I realized it would be dark when and if the power was restored I got out my trusty big flashlight; you know the kind — the ones that take the big square battery — and sat it on the bed with me.  I had already opened my window to let in some of the cool breeze the heavy rain had created, and was carrying a mini LED light in my shorts’ pocket.

As the light slowly dwindled I sat on my bed pondering my future and the increasing absence of light.  I thought I would be scared, but instead felt some strange calmness overtake me as I thought about Mom and how she often said how grateful she was that she wasn’t “blacked out completely.”    That’s the thing about God and The Universe:  Sometimes the messages come in the strangest ways.  Onward…

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About sandrabranum

I'm a philosopher, dreamer, poet, writer -- not necessarily in that order -- and I get to write it all down and share it with the world thanks to the Wonderful World Wide Web!
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2 Responses to Epiphanies And Sightless Vision

  1. Damyanti says:

    Thanks for this post– it helped me cope with my own kind of darkness today.

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