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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Writers Adventure Group

I go outside and look at the sky. It’s dark. It’s light. It’s a menagerie of flashing lights. In the center, it could be the sun, a bright ball of fire peeking through the horizon, an unfocused shape silhouetted by dark hills and wait—a streak of what looks to be lightning…forks of brilliant white light. Then it fades to a glimmer of twinkle lights. Poof…it’s back for a grand finale…an explosion of lights, a kaleidoscope of colors. Yellow, red, blue and bright orange, spheres of fire like the tips of a sorcerer’s flame. Then off they swoon to the edge of darkness and to the edge of my mind. Until tomorrow. Tomorrow’s another day.

Nine years ago I lost my vision after a long bout with diabetic retinopathy. I was a legal secretary, but my passion was painting. When I could no longer see, my world fell apart. But a new dream resurrected. Today, instead of painting my pictures on canvas, I paint my pictures with words.
My doctor’s explanation for the bright lights is because I was born with perfect vision and had it for many years. The brain is not receiving the message my retina is not picking up light and image. This brilliant show of lights I see every minute of every day is my brain trying to send me the message to see.

I am a member of Nixy’s writing group.
Writers adventure group
http://www.nixyvalentine.com/index.php/2009/02/writing-adventure-group/


Sharon Donovan
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7 comments:

Nixy Valentine said...

A really amazing post, Sharon! I was fascinated by your descriptions, and have really enjoyed the couple of times we've chatted since you told me about this post!

I'll be posting links to everyone's posts tomorrow! See you then!

Jackie said...

Sharon - fascinating post. I look forward to reading more of your adventures!

J. M. Strother said...

Wow, this is a really moving piece. I kind of knew where it was going, from the hints you gave. Quite an impact.
~jon

Adam Heine said...

Wow. That's it, just wow.

Cora Zane said...

Beautiful post, Sharon.

Criss said...

I second what everyone else has said. I can't wait to read the rest of your adventures!

(I have to admit, at first -- maybe it was my teacher brain? -- I was all, "She is TOTALLY not following the directions! She's not using concrete descriptions at all!" Then I finished reading. And I felt pretty stupid.)

dmwcarol said...

That was a wonderfully vivid description