Now looking at the potential of humans (including myself) with regard to understanding complex natural phenomena.
By: ycd0108, 4:10 PM GMT on March 29, 2013
5 C. going up to 14 today.
Two things, well, maybe three stand out from this experience of a detached retina and treatment:
1) What a miracle eyesight is:
"You don't know what you've got till it's gone."
As some form of vision slowly came back after the injection of the gas bubble I would bore Tloml further with exciting progress reports like:
"I can read the 'Exit" sign!"
"I can see the "bird on a wire" out there and the wire with a few kinks in it." Though with the "good" eye the wire had no kinks.
I guess you had to be there.
As the laced black and red tinged veil faded I progressed down the eye chart daily one line at a time.
Today I can see this enlarged type with the left eye!
3)The medical response system here is astonishing when it works: I met the surgeon at 2010 hr and again at 0630 the next morning. I asked him if he had any other life. He indicated that things were just fine.
The waiting room was crowded during the day (each surgeon was triple booked for every time slot) but the team of Receptionists, Surgeons and Technicians simply beavered on politely and efficiently.
2) "What was the middle one?"
Updated: 3:27 PM GMT on April 03, 2013
By: ycd0108, 1:00 AM GMT on March 20, 2013
"If you answer this riddle you'll never begin":
"Earth, Water, Fire and Air
Met together in a Garden Fair
Put in a Basket Bound with skin
If you answer this riddle
You'll never begin."
Here is what Robin Wlliamson says about it:
"RW: If you answer the riddle you'll never begin; there's no answer to the riddle, but the whole song itself was a dream from start to finish, the dream I had put to music, so it has the same logic that the dream has, which is not much logic. There are bits and pieces about early memories in Edinburgh and so forth, but it's a collage song with bits of this dream, bits of early childhood, and it's basically the fact that I consider that-life is pretty much an unanswerable riddle, with not really much of an answer to it some of the times. I think that's its magic. Anyway that's what that song says."
Updated: 6:23 PM GMT on March 28, 2013
By: ycd0108, 10:43 PM GMT on March 17, 2013
Happy Saint Patrick's Day to all!