Having sight, being sighted, has taken on new meaning for me.
Two of my friends have been pivotal in my deepening awareness of vision’s wonder. One is a woman who has become totally blind after years of lessening sight. The other is a man who awakened one morning to the reality that he had no sight in one eye.
Both individuals, in their differing circumstances, were challenged to accept a loss and to find in it a gift. No doubt, this was not an easy task. Nor is it one that is completed in one fell swoop.