Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Daddy I still wish upon the moon

When I was leaving home for the first time to study in England, my dad took me aside and told me this. He told me that if I ever wanted to communicate with him, all I had to do would be to go out at night and look up at the moon and presto! He would be looking up at it, too, and then we would know what each other wanted to say.

Of course, it was Dad’s way of comforting me and trying to squash my fears of leaving home for the first time, but you know what? It worked. On so many cool British nights, there I was standing out in the cool looking up at the moon and talking to my dad. In those days my vision was very limited but I could still see that big round moon. Sometimes it was quite small and at other times it was as big as I wanted it to be. Even when there was no moon on a given night, I would still go out there and pretend that I could see one.

After Dad passed on I continued to do it and even after losing most of my vision over seven years ago, I still do it. It is not too difficult to do. Not as difficult as you may think. I allow my imagination to kick in to high gear and I could still envision the moon and I don’t even have to go outdoors to do it. Ah yes! Daddy, I still wish upon the moon! I know that you also do the same wherever you are.

I’m Donna J. Jodhan your friendly accessibility advocate wishing you a terrific day and inviting you to come visit me at

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