- I often mistake objects for other, more interesting things (e.g., I thought the scarf that my colleague threw on her desk was a colorful teddy bear that she brought to work for some inexplicable reason.) It's kind of like seeing the world as a funky, abstract painting.
- When I ride on the train, I now talk to the driver and/or strangers to get help with knowing when we've reached my stop. I've realized that Bostonians are pretty nice people.
- Since I don't drive anymore, the kids and I walk to and/or from school when the weather's nice, and I love walking around our neighborhood. On other days, they get a ride with our very nice neighbor, Stan, who has a granddaughter in Zane's class. I get rides and other help from a lot of friends and neighbors who live nearby which makes me feel really good about my decision to move back to Milton.
- Dirt in my house is less visible.
- At 44-years old, I may, at last, be able to fulfill every little girl's dream of owning a pony...well, a miniature horse, actually. Check it out -- I am so NOT kidding.
Thursday, January 08, 2009
I considered writing a list of all the things that suck about losing my sight, but I decided against it. It would be boring and pretty negative. So instead...here's my list of the top 5 GOOD things about not being able to see very well:
If I get a service monkey AND a guide horse, I could teach the monkey to ride the horse. Then, when I'm looking to start trouble, the three of us could go into Star Market with a copy of the Americans with Disabilities Act in my pocket.
Posted by Julie M. Baker at 12:02 AM