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October 21, 2002

I used to look directly at the sun when I was a little boy. A bright blue disk would burn itself into the center of my sight and remain there for a few minutes. I would sometimes burn several of those and walk into things, half blinded, at my grandparents’ house. At home in Jastrzebie Zdrój, I had a magnifying glass that helped me burn holes into paper. Never burned holes directly into my retina.
I also liked and still like the hundreds of blue spots that fly away, so it seems, over snow. I sometimes just stare at snow for a while and there they are, in various formations. Rubbing the closed eyelids for an extended time can be fun too, as carpets of color dance and glare up between the eyelid and the irritated eyeball. All of these are self inflicted eye injuries. Then there are these other artifacts somehow sticking to my eye-lenses. Tiny particles of dust, maybe scratches, keep flying around the room now, as my eyes are growing older. I do not see them all the time, of course, just sometimes, when I really want to focus on them. Maybe it is time for me to wear those Florida glasses.
Oh, my eyesight is pretty good. I am sly far sighted, but have not required any kind of ocular aide so far. (He knocks on wood.)


Hmmm, I am so glad you didn't lood at the sun with the mag glass! That wouda hurt, big time!!!

(Love your "random" headers, the guard one is priceless!)

Posted by: Pat on October 21, 2002 08:07 PM

Oh, that would have been really bad. Indeed...
Thank you for the kind comment on the guard. Which one of them? The angly lady?... There are three guard pictures in the selection. : )

Posted by: Witold on October 21, 2002 09:04 PM

Hey Witold, the guard shot I liked (the only one I saw) was the single one, female, standing there, apparantly looking at you taking her picture? Was she?? Great job...

(and my name/addy/URL are not "sticking" in your comment box, do I have a bad setting somewhere? I clicked on Remember Info, fyi.)

Posted by: Pat on October 22, 2002 05:01 PM
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