Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Pretending in the Mirror

Whenever I feel like it and have a few spare minutes to spend, I love to go and pretend in the mirror.  There was a time when I could see myself in the mirror but now this is all gone.  So, here's what I do in order to cope.


I stand in front of the mirror and pretend that I can see myself.  I still have vivid memories of what I look like and I can also conjure up images of my mom, some of my friends, and my family.  So, in the quiet of my bathroom I stand in front of the mirror and allow my memory to bring back my beloved images to life.  Colors dance before me; blonds and brunettes, bright red lipstick, pink blush, plus so much more.  Bright yellow sweaters, powder blue cardigans, and red shirts also dance before me and I can even conjure up the image of me in a black business suit with an ivory colored inner blouse.


 Sometimes, I embellish these images by allowing my memory to add sounds of voices and I do this particularly when I wish to remember my dad and my brother Robert.  Call me crazy but it's my way of coping and remembering.


I'm Donna J. Jodhan your friendly accessibility advocate wishing you a terrific day and if you would like to learn how other blind persons cope after they have lost vision, then visit www.nfb.org.

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