“Artists are people who are not at all interested in the facts—only in the truth. You get the facts from outside. The truth you get from inside.” --Ursula K. LeGuin

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

What Is the Shape of Your Eyeballs?


I need to mow my lawn.


I missed a photo-opt yesterday when the sun was out--today it's not.


Yesterday, January 15, the sun came out in honor of  Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday. And in the evening the sky was dressed in a gorgeous pink light.


How's Your Weather?


We're iced in. No sunshine either.


The robins continue to arrive in the mornings to feast on the bush outside my window. Yesterday, there were ten; three days ago, there were two, today they are sleeping in.


Glad to supply breakfast, guys. 


The robins are round. (Is this where the term round-robin comes from?) I don't know if they're fat or fluffed out, but typically, robins aren't round birds. These are still playing their game of flying up under a cluster of berries and catching berries on the fly. Cute. (I don’t want to repeat myself if you read Jo’s Newsletter.)


As I have said before, your worldview depends upon which window you are looking through.  


I managed to open the chicken yard gate today by throwing a few loads of hot water on icy snow. 


Then, once I squeezed through the almost ample space for me in the gate opening—and shaved a little off my backside in the process—I scraped the ice away from the gate to open it and replenish their food and water. 


There is a slight incline up to the gate and I have polished the ice by gingerly walking on it. Today one chicken skied down the slope to escape the yard and didn't sound happy with the speed at which she had done it. Luckily, she had wings for balance, or is that Ailerons for roll?  Either way she adjusted her attitude.  Often a difficult feat.


Vision Training Again. 


The following quote motivated me into action:


"We're getting elongated eyeballs from focusing on the computer screen." -- The Internet.



I screamed, "If we can change the shape of our eyeballs by staring at a computer screen, we can change our vision with exercises." 


I blogged about The Bates Method of Vision Training in January of 2021. That post got more comments than any other with folks asking for more.


Well, here’s more.

 I have created a small booklet (58 pages) telling what I remember from 30 years ago when I took vision training using the Bates Method.



I'm a layperson who is using my own experience as data, plus a little research thrown into the mix.



See Jo's Newsletter for more information.




Consider this: The eyes, like other body parts, can heal. 


A testament to the Bates Method of Vision Training was that during my training while sitting in a dimly lighted restaurant, I was the only one of six people at the table who could read the menu.


I entered the one-on-one vision training needing glasses to read the phone book. (Remember phone books?) I left the training with 20/20 vision and could read the phone book.


I found data regarding The Bates Method of Vision Training in The Art of Seeing by Aldous Huxley. Huxley was virtually blind from a severe eye infection when he was 16. He functioned as a sighted person by using strong glasses, which exhausted him. When he discovered a trainer who knew of the Bathes Method and after applying the exercises, he said, "I gained sight that was better than when I was using spectacles." 


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Well well, weather: I just went into the house to make toasted cheese sandwiches and whap! The power went off. Rats. How many of you have power? The world is doing a number on us isn’t it? I discovered that our propane range does light with a match, so we have a cook top, and hubby and I had toasted cheese sandwiches for lunch.


I came back to my office while I still have battery power on my computer, and where Sweetpea asked me what happened to the heater? I figured I would finish this blog, and when the Wi-Fi is on, I will send it.


Keep the faith.


Thanks for reading. You are my special people. Whoa, my fingers are getting cold.


Aloha, (Sending warm thoughts.)