Picture THIS: Mum, Dad, an adorable one-year-old daughter with piercing blue eyes, just like her mother.
In this photo the water is blue.
Or is it Green?
Does the color really matter?
Even with my vision, I do not know.
1964 – “Lion’s Gate” City Of Vancouver, British Columbia, CA
Serendipity brought us together. The mum called me over and asked me to join them. This mum’s story, which again, I have permission to share, touched my heart. She heard my voice, now I will share her voice through visual-text.
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Art by: JOEY
“Being lost has very little to do with your vision.”
The mum and I were talking about her daughter, she said “I almost died giving birth to her, you know? I even had three miscarriages before I had her, she is a miracle”. I was humbled to meet someone that would say all of that in one sentence with a smile on their face. She was also in her 7th year, since her diagnosis of MS (Multiple Sclerosis).
She is a photographer, that physically had ‘lost’ her vision, but she has certainly not lost herself along the way or her desire to create art.
One day we were having lunch by the sea. She smiled at me and told me to come closer to her. We had been talking for a few days, but she had never really seen me. Everything in her vision in the distance appears like a “Monet Painting.” She can only see a clearer vision from a range of 3 inches from her face. My emotions started to swell, she could not see I was crying, but she could feel it.
She stopped me and Said, “Enough of that Christopher, I’ve shed enough tears for both us”. Then she said “I am not a victim, I am here with you, my husband, daughter, and I am still alive. She said, “I may have lost my vision, I may not see you Christopher, but I will remember your voice.”
God has blessed me with a great life, it has not always been easy, but I’ve traveled many roads, and continue traveling. The one thing that has remained constant, is my proven desire to help others, usually, thinking outside the box (without fear of the unknown).