Peril or Pearl
Going on eighty-three winters, I have been experiencing gradual loss of clear sight, due to cataracts! One might suppose -- is it peril,(Danger) or pearl? (Precious gem.).
Reviewing Peril (Negative) from Pearl, (Positive) it is unavoidable in a sense, excluding one from the other! The most obvious result from the negative side is stumbling from loss of depth perception. Which in itself can pose a danger from possible falls causing broken bones.
Not to say the least -- frustration at times, from seeing the world at large in a foggy haze. Saddened by not seeing clearly the beauty of Earth Mother's, flowers, plants and trees. Especially the outdoor creatures frequenting our surroundings daily for food, water and shade.
Another disadvantage without clear sight -- is in my being deprived from driving a car. Certainly could be an obvious danger to myself or other motorists!
Now on the positive! (Pearl - precious gem.) The lack of clear optical sight, increased my other perceptual senses!
The miracle of life has taken greater meaning! Sensitivity of touch and hearing have reached a higher level of acuity! Crafting has become a challenge unlike at any other time in my life! I can hear the whisper of spirit energy within stone and wood. I can sense Great Spirit guiding my every move, night and day.
My daily Prayer
O' Great Spirit, imminent source,
Please use your energy force,
To clear the cataracts in my sight,
Fogging my vision day and night.
Faithfully your imminence I heed, Offering help to others in need.
All my tomorrows rely on your love
For clear vision, Imminence above.
Blessed by Great Spirit my fading eyesight enables greater insight. With vision to convert adversity into an advantage. Especially appreciate the "Miracle" of eyesight!