Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Taking a blog break

One candle burning by itself becomes
a glitter-ball of warm beauty

but festive lights lined up in banks
on every city centre building are a nightmare
of visual overstimulation
when added to the glare
of bright rainbows and extra lights
round every traffic light,
every car headlight
and every street light. 


I'm having cataract surgery tomorrow and will then be taking two and a half weeks off from blogging and social media to rest my eyes. Though my Etsy shops will remain open. 

Meanwhile a cataract inspired haibun I wrote is now up on The Other Bunny, you can read it here


Lowcarb team member said...

Sending my good wishes for your cataract surgery …

All the best Jan

Carruthers said...

I hope it went well. I had one just over a year ago as a result of having had a virectomy (a cataract is a side effect of the gas they pump into your eye). The new lens seems to work fine. I get an occasional shimmering effect around the edge very occasionally (usually early morning, and when there's a sudden change of lighting) but I'm sure the lens is working fine and it happens so rarely I find it intriguing rather than annoying!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Hi Solitary cyclist, I get the shimmering effect too quite often!

Carruthers said...

Weird, isn't it? I don't remember anyone telling me it might happen but its clearly pretty normal.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Hi solitary cyclist, yes very weird and no-one told me in advance though when i mentioned it to the surgeon she said it was a common issue!