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My father suffers from macular degeneration. He is legally blind minus the white cane. White canes aren’t much use if you need a wheeled walker to get around.

I take his diagnosis and our shared ancestry very seriously which is why I am retiring soon in order to read as many books as I can before my eyesight starts to fail. At fifty-nine, I’ve already had one cataract removed; I figure some malevolent god of fate is waiting around the corner with another lightning bolt.

Yesterday, when I stopped by my parents’ for a visit, he had a whole conversation with me before realizing I wasn’t my sister.

It was a sunny day and he was squinting so said sister dug out the cool pair of shades he got from what she referred to as that « blind place ».

« My eyesight is worse this days. », he lamented.

« In what way? », I asked.

« All I see is a blob in front of me. »

His right hand painted a large circle in the air for effect.

The blob reflected in the sunglasses nodded her head sympathetically while her sister snickered from the sidelines and took the shot.

2 thoughts on “Visually Impaired

  1. Angie Cheema says:

    Dad was wondering where the other blob had come from…
    He knew it was too big to be a groundhog…..

    Liked by 1 person

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