Shadowy, opaqueness, cloudy
An artist worst enemy
Appreciating, enlightening, illuminating
Clearing cataracts’ opaque veil
The word “Cataract” derives from the Latin “cataracta” meaning “waterfall”.
My 90+ yr. mom, who is an artist and lives totally independent, had her first cataract surgery this week. While waiting for the ophthalmologist to complete the procedure in the worst eye, I started thinking … what exactly could she see with cataracts?
After researching a little, I am astounded she managed to thrive these past few years with cataracts in each eye, as well as amazed she has continued to paint and drive short distances without missing a beat. She recently won a ribbon for her artwork; her work hung in the local art gallery as “Artist of the Month” in April 2011.
To me, it resembles looking through “Vaseline®” (petroleum jelly)!
© rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011