Sunday, January 31, 2010

Seeing Through Shadows

A former friend of mind (I say that because I've tried to contact him for years and he never returns my calls, etc.) once wrote that my mother "saw through shadows." He wrote that in an appreciation and acknowledgement in a book he and another acquaintance wrote. It was an English composition book, I believe. I always thought he was referring to her ability to understand issues that were complex and "foggy." But now, I wonder if he was referring to the fact that she helped him proofread the book even though she had cataracts and was "seeing through shadows."

This entered my mind tonight only because I'm seeing through shadows in my left eye. It hurts like holy hell and I don't know why. Blink drops don't do any good. I can't go to an ophthalmologist tomorrow because I have to leave town until Thursday. Shit. But now I wonder what my former friend meant. What did those words mean? My mother helped the two of them by proofreading their book; did she see through the shadows of meaning, or did she shee through the shadows of cataracts and still offer good advice to them?

I need to know this. I just do.


YourFireAnt said...

Go to the eye doctor, Springer. Your eyes are more important than any business or conference.


word verif is: gleredo. And I think you have it in the left eye.

Pensionado said...

I concur. Eye health trumps biz trip.

Me, You, or Ellie said...

Poor you. Take *care* of that. Please.


Springer Kneeblood said...

I couldn't have gotten to my ophthalmologist...just impossible. But I do have an appointment Friday!