New Eyes

I got Lasik eye surgery on Friday, and all of a sudden I see what I was missing before - without the help of a lens.

The white curvy lines on my ceiling when I first wake up.
The individual leaves on the trees - and how the yellow fades into the green.
The vivacity of the fuchsia orchid on my window sill.

All with my own eyes.
My own lens.

"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it."
- Roald Dahl


Kraxpelax said...



There's much in the world that you can't explain.
It's revealed for you to remember
by the whispering voice of a distant train
or a midnight rain in november.

Horizon within! You can always find
the keys to Enigma. Let's mention
one basic Truth: of spirited Mind
is Nature naught but extension.

Internal expanses! In dreams, ridden
by fear and longing you roam
that deep Southeast in your soul hidden
...on your random journey back home.


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My Poems


La présence; un coup de vie morte? non, ce n'est qu'être. Et puis pour l'errante fenêtre: étant vue la nuit, dans tous le coins des rues de la veille la même étoile.




Schwarzez birne!
Aufforderung zur Erotik.

Fremde Gedichte


My Spanish Poetry


My Laptop Wallpaper Art

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- Peter Ingestad, Sweden

Caroline said...

Oh that is amazing!!! I have the worst eyesight ever!! Seriously considering lasik. Yay to your new sight without the help of a lens. xo!!

Julie said...

Cool!!! You are lucky. Argh.

Ladie Sophia, Count'Tesse of Suffolke said...



Heather said...

MANDS I FIND OUT YOU GoT LASIK THROUGH YOUR BLOG!?!?! Why didn't you tell me this when we were chatting last week? That is so great!!!! I knew you would love it!!!!! Mitch went through so much artifical tear stuff after his. I'm not at home to get more for you if you need it, but my dad can easily get stuff for you if you need it.

Good time to get it too since the weather is getting too cold for swimming. Love you.

7upkels said...

Ironic that you mention this today, because I just found out while at the DMV this morning, that I am apparently blind. Okay, not really, but I have to go see an eye doctor and get glasses...Maybe I will have to consider lasik eye surgery...Hope you're doing well!

Erin said...

Isn't it marvellous? Enjoy the world through new eyes!

katrina said...

ohh that is just wonderful.

and i lllove that quote.

MyLittlePhotographs said...

How exciting! Was it kind of scary?

Michelle said...

exciting! My mom got it prob ten years ago and loved it... though it has started to wear off a bit.

If I ever have to wear glasses, and I can afford it, I'd totally get it done!

BethanySusan said...

congrats!! that's how i felt when i got my glasses.. i have to wait another year or so to get lasik.. can't wait! so excited for you!

-------andy&lauren-------- said...

and mandy :
not. at. all.

hahahahaha oh grandmas.
that's not alot of pressure for the new boyfriend or anything.

the most amazing thing about facebook is that "deleting it" means really that it is "Deactivated" meaning that if you ever want pictures that are on there, you can just sign back in!
SO, instead of wondering, will i miss it?
you KNOW it will always be there, and by knowing that your pics aren't gone forever, it's WAY EASY to let go :)
i honestly. honestly. honestly.
miss it 0%
which is weird, considering i went on the thing every day!
and 1/5 isn't worth the risk.
i didn't know that!
adios facebook.
and plus blogs are so much better :)

Logan, Christa and Autumn said...

wow lasik...I had no idea you were getting lasik. I would be scared. I'm glad it went well. Hope the recovery is still going well! I think I may need it in a few years. My eyes are just getting worse and worse.