A few of my long time readers have asked how Des (my father) is doing these days.
Well, he's busy. Really busy.
R-E-A-D-I-N-G. L-O-O-K-I-N-G. W-A-T-C-H-I-N-G. S-E-E-I-N-G
Des has been almost blind for 12 years. But, a couple of weeks ago he had an eye operation.
As there was a chance he would lose his remaining sight he was prepared, after giving it a lot of thought, to face the odds. Although he'd been practicing walking around the house with his eyes closed - just in case.
"So, how did it go?", I asked the morning after the operation.
"It's a miracle", he said. "I'm the only 82 year old I know, besides Hugh Hefner, who went to bed with a brunette and woke up with a blonde."
Yes, it went that well - truth is, Mum has gone decidedly greyer (blonder) in the last 12 years since he 'really saw' her last .... Thank goodness his sense of humour is intact......and hers.
Anyway, he's busy catching up on all the sights. It's quite wonderful watching someone 'really see' again. Sometimes, we don't realise how much we take for granted and I am discovering some things I've been blind to as well.
Have a great week!!