Monday, April 26, 2010

I can live in twilight.

"Twilight - a time of pause when nature changes her guard. All living things would fade and die from too much light or too much dark, if twilight were not." ~Howard Thurman

And I'm talking about that time of day when the sun is below the horizon not the vampire-werewolf world of Stephanie Meyer...

It's not only that I most like that time of day... but that it really is the most me-friendly. I like the sunlight yes... and I live in the Caribbean... Sun is a big part of daily life. It's warmth and golden and a lot of fabulous things... but... I've got somewhat light-sensitive eyes. The glare that exists for most of a sun-filled day is pretty painful... Transitions just don't cut it. I need to find me a pair of really really dark sunglasses.

Of course the sun's not the only source of bright light around. I remember when I was little that my dentist had special sunglasses (pink-rimmed if I remember correctly) just for me (ok.. maybe not just for me - but I always used them) cuz the light that they shine at you would bring tears to my eyes far quicker than the actual dentistry proceedings...
Over the years I think it's gotten better... it just tends to be more of an issue when I'm not feeling well or am stressed... My eyes tend to be an indicator of how I'm feeling... whether I'm having an allergic reaction to anything (bug-eyes - I get them then) or whether I'm just super-tired... It's a reminder to pay attention to my physical body... what's going on... why am I letting it get so bad... what should I be doing.

I'm grateful for my eyes... and the ability to see, read, experience life through the visual sense. If you try... for one day or a half-day to do without... you'll see just how precious it is.

Be aware of your body, reader... and be grateful.


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