|Some of what I saw today.|
At the end of this road - clearly in my view - was the way to the sea. I wondered how he felt about not being able to see the what I could and how it would feel to me.
I could conjure it my mind's eye with the memory of many a walk taken and hundreds of hours spent just sitting and staring, but he might never have done either and, anyway, it's no real substitute.
So, today, I looked with new eyes. Sat on the top deck, I watched it all away along the coast - the greys and greens, the hues of blues. Oh, how those of us who live here take it for granted.
Once in town, I took more notice of other things too - the childrens' funny flip flops for sale on a stand, for example and the copious colours glaring and jumping out of the shop windows. What would normally jar, I rejoiced in, today, together with the pretty patterns on the beautiful clothes, the leaves on the trees and the sky - always a wonder - too.
I took more time, slowed right down, paid more attention and appreciated what I saw.
Once home, all chores were abandoned and I went to see the sea again, thinking of that young blind man - how he would feel the spray in the air, smell the seaweed and taste the salt. And a paramount part of the pleasure - how he would hear it.
I hoped he could enjoy everything else - especially today. It was sunny and windy - my favourite, as each of the senses are truly tickled. I felt extra blessed and humbled for all five of mine.
Later on, I lingered for longer at the trampoline as my son leapt about laughing. I watched his expressions of excitement and exhilaration and could feel healing in my heart.
I gloried in the green of the grass and the garden, instead of worrying about the weeding and fretting about the stuff that forever never gets done.
I watched the clouds at 9.30pm when it was still quite light.
And on turning in, I lay there realising that perhaps I may not have two ha'pennies to rub together, but I am rich beyond measure.
(Until next door's newly acquired cockerel kept cock-a-doodle-doo-ing and I've had to start all over again!).
What will you see today?