Vision: Thursday’s Special


© irene waters 2017

Before being made  temporarily blind I believed I would prefer blindness to deafness. After all I knew what things looked like but you become so socially isolated when you can’t hear. Now give me deafness any day. I want my vision.


© irene waters 2017

It should be protected


© irene waters 2017

and helped by spectacles when it becomes less clear. Unfortunately my puppy enjoyed eating spectacles and our vision again was temporarily damaged, blurred as reading now became impossible.


© irene waters 2017

Some have night vision

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And others limited or no vision. The white balled cane an indicator of the severely vision impaired.


© irene waters 2017

New kinds of vision of mind boggling proportions now exist. 3D and virtual reality allows the wearer to interact in a way that is powerful and would enhance learning as you could manipulate, become immersed in and try concepts that are purely in your imagination. Here they can become real.


© irene waters 2017

I put on the goggles and whilst stationary I walked around the outside of a building. wherever I looked I walked. It was terrifying as I had to stop myself from falling off a cliff. I certainly became quite disoriented as I tried to save myself from various scenarios.


© irene waters 2017

Some vision comes from within. Creative vision turned into creative reality. Celebrating our completed works.


© colin Mathers 2016

Some vision though is greater than the self. My nephew presents the Director General of the United Nations with his vision for the future on behalf of Children.


For Paula’s Thursday Special prompt.

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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9 Responses to Vision: Thursday’s Special

  1. Paula says:

    Excellent! I was hoping you would come up with something that none of us had :). Virtual reality, 3D imaging and the vision of a child for the future. I am so happy, Irene. Great entry!

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  2. The goggles sound incredible. Definitely disorienting but incredible. (Also, glad you brought up inner vision.) 🙂

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  3. A very provocative post. Please tell your nephew he’s done a wonderful job – I’m very impressed with his vision.

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    • I’ll do that. They arrive here next week for a couple of weeks stay. I’m very proud of him and his brother. Living in Geneva gives them opportunities that most would never get but i suppose there are other children there that don’t take up the opportunities.


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