Tuesday, April 2, 2013

When Life Hands You a Lemon

We’ve all heard that if life hands you a lemon we should make lemonaide.  I am not a very good cook, but I tried making lemonade, lemon meringue pie, and soooo much more when life handed me some sight loss from glaucoma.  When life handed me cataracts too, I tried writing a whole lemon lovers cookbook.  I’m older now and a bit less accommodating.  I’ve learned that real successes don’t waste their time making lemonade.  Stevie Wonder made music.  John Milton made poems.  John Howard Griffin who mysteriously lost all of his sight and then just as mysteriously got it all back, made books like Black Like Me and Scattered Shadows.

I gave myself a time out after getting an invitation to play advocate again.  Now I am getting back to business writing this blog, knitting a scarf, taking Hadley School for the Blind courses, and learning more about computers.  And I’m loving it!  Well, all except for computers.  Ugh.  I’m still waiting for one that is as easy to use as a toaster or a typewriter. 

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