Vision

Vision

Your experience has an imprint on how you view the world. Knowing from an early age that it is not for granted that I will be able to see this world with my eyes, has shaped me largely. Vision is my big theme on many levels in life, whether inner or outer vision. At some point in time it became an obsession. Whether it was movies to watch, books to read, art to see or places to visit, I felt I needed to see it all. When you yourself are the only one that is responsible for explaining your experience to your parents or your doctor on what you can and cannot see. When the ultimate decision to have an eye operation or not is yours, even though you are thirteen and actually have no real clue what is right or wrong, what is normal and abnormal to see. When you can’t look into the future, what will be the consequence of this decision and hear all different viewpoints across time and space. When you encouter the fear and stress that depends on the possible outcome of your decision, you will be bound to never take for granted what your body is able to and what it can see. You’ll never view it the same way. You’ll treasure it, love it, take care of it. To know that, even when you think you have much control over it, it will at some point fail you. It will have its own plan with you.
Take care of the body, don’t take it for granted, never. Treat it well, love it well, because it sure might be the only body you’ll ever get to experience the world through, to see the world through. And at any given moment, it will have its own plan in life.