Reading My Life

I use my mind’s eye more than ever as I live my life with very little sight. It occurred to me recently that perhaps my avid reading since childhood was preparing me for my vision loss. When I read now, with the help of my Merlin electronic magnifier, I see the characters, locations and environments as clearly as I ever did. Reading has been my friend, my hobby, my escape and my passion since I was a little girl, and now I recognize it for the training ground it was. It is as if I am reading my life through my memory, descriptions from the people with me, instinct and imagination. It may not be the greatest story ever told, but I am hoping for a happy ending.

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