Please ‘bear’ with me – this is going to be a longish post. I’ve not been replying to your many, encouraging comments because my time at the computer has been somewhat restricted. I will explain why.
A few months back, I went for what I thought was a routine eye checkup, only to be told that I had cataract in both eyes! After the initial shock – at my age, etc (!) – I was quite cool about it. (Incidentally, I’ve been told that it’s nothing to worry about and many people in their thirties and forties have cataract these days). Two weeks back I had the first of two surgeries and all has gone fine – just that I still have a problem adjusting to the new lens until I get my new spectacles. Next week, I hope to have the second eye operated and am looking forward to enjoying reading and writing again.
One of the things I learned was that I could schedule blog posts in advance so as to be published in my ‘absence’ – worked great. However, I’ve been unable to acknowledge your many comments, responses and all the encouragement, for which I’m always grateful. So I’m starting today to respond – my apologies for the delay.
Through this blog I’ve made some really good connections – so many of you write blog yourselves that always inspire me to continue. Some time ago I found a poem which I published – here’s another one – quite similar, but equally nice. It’s just a thank you from me to you dear reader.