I had my second cataract surgery not long ago. When the bandage came off, I was surprised (again) that the sun shines brightly. And that the brightness renders the ordinary suddenly glorious. Even the dented old blue rubbish skip with a scrape of red paint (presumably someone’s car) was beautiful in all its detail. It was there all along, it just took another new eye to see it. I can’t believe it took less than three months to lose the understanding of how amazing it is to see. I must try harder to really see it all.
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