I cannot stop thinking about how well I can see. It is getting ridiculous. I am commenting on every pothole in the road, every street sign on the corner, every leaf on every tree. I am going on and on about how clear words on paper are and how my phone looks different and how I can see that you haven’t shaved in a few days, Mark. I am exhausting, and I’m sorry…not sorry.
Mark said that I am reminding him of some of the videos he likes to watch to cheer himself up when he’s down. Usually, it’s people’s pets doing cute things or soldiers coming home from war to their kids, but a lot of the time it’s videos of colorblind folks who get those special glasses. They put them on and see colors for the first time, and it’s so cool. He says I sound like one of those people, amazed by what I can see; and I am.
Still waiting on a good stargazing night, but otherwise I have observed many things. We went fishing over the weekend, and not only did I actually see a big fish swimming in the water, but I saw about a thousand tiny minnows swimming in a school. I have never been able to see the minnows before, so this was exciting.
Another exciting observation: driving at night! WOW, I do have working headlights! I always thought those things were on their last leg, dim as they seemed. And other cars headlights are not as blinding as they were two weeks ago. I drove the other night and felt eerily confident. Really, the whole of driving has changed, as I can now see every groove in the pavement, as well as every sign on the side of the road. I wear sunglasses without having to wear my glasses underneath, which is fabulous. And I truly don’t mind the reading glasses life because the words are so crystal clear with them.
So, yeah, I’m still going on about my eyes. I can’t help it. It’s a brand-new world. As I said…sorry.