Wednesday, January 16, 2019

I thought I was going to die: In the earthquake


Oh, boy!  What an experience and one never to forget.  On August 21, 2018, I
honestly felt that these were my last moments.

Here I was, standing not too far away from Mom at around dinnertime when the
earthquake struck.  It lasted for around 90 seconds and was a 6.9 on the Richter scale.

No, I could not see anything around me but I knew darn well that everything was shaking. From our fridge to glasses and dishes and other things around us.  Mom later told me that our fridge started to dance and that for a split second she thought of going to stand by it to try and stop it from shaking.

As someone who is vision impaired, it is indeed a very strange experience to feel everything shaking and not knowing anything else.  For one moment I thought that we would end up in the sea but thank God that did not happen.

I'm Donna J. Jodhan, your friendly accessibility advisor, wishing you a terrific day.

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Friday, January 11, 2019

A favourite childhood memory: Pretending in the mirror


The mirror was the one in Mom's wardrobe and I can still remember those happy, innocent childhood days when she would let me stand in front of her mirror.  So many times when she would open her wardrobe and let me do my thing.

I could not see my own reflection so I would improvise and imagine.  I conjured up colours dancing in front of my eyes.  There were vivid colours: sunny yellow, bright orange, sky blue, grass green, pretty pink, and rose red.  Then I would have various combinations of them.

Next I would graduate to objects and then put colours to them and if Mom gave me enough time I would start to create stories. 

These were such wonderful and treasured times for me and ones that shall forever remain in my memory bank.

I'm Donna J. Jodhan, your friendly accessibility advisor, wishing you a terrific day.

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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Unforgotten memories: Remembering the childhood stories


I like to say that as a child I was extremely lucky because my childhood stories came in so many different forms and I had three great story tellers around me.

First, there was Dad with his vivid imagination.  He told me stories about fairies, princesses and princes. Queens and kings, and tigers and lions in the forests.  Then he would read historical stories to me from his vast library of history.

Then came Granny and she made up folk tales for me and stories about our dogs doing all kinds of things like going to market, causing havoc at the airports, and more.

Then there was Mom who made up stories about other types of things and then she would let me listen to children's stories on vinyl. 

So there it was: a plethora of stories from my family.  And it is probably what has helped me to become an author!

I'm Donna J. Jodhan, your friendly accessibility advisor, wishing you a terrific day.

If you would like to learn more about me as an author then I invite you now to visit http://www.donnajodhan.com

There you will not only learn about me as an author but you will also gain insights into my campaign against bullying and why I strongly believe that you need to consider joining me in order to insure that the future of our kids, with their wide eyed smiles and infectious laughter, is secured forever.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Pleasant listening: What happens when rain falls


For me, as someone who is vision impaired, it is always a very interesting experience, and for better or worse there is nothing that I can do about it. 

Firstly, if the rain is heavy then my ability to navigate around myself is greatly hampered because I am unable to hear what is close by.  I cannot hear what others are saying to me and I am lost because I become disoriented.

Then come the puddles that I am forced to try and avoid.  I have to walk gingerly and use my cane to try and locate the puddles. 

If I am with someone else then I need to place my trust in them when walking, in that I would trust them to lead me around the puddles.

I love it when rain falls because I get to hear the raindrops drumming on my windows. Or if I happen to be in the Caribbean I can hear them falling on rooftops.  I also like to hear the cars driving through the puddles and making splashing sounds as they go.

I'm Donna J. Jodhan, your friendly accessibility advisor, wishing you a terrific day.

If you would like to learn more about me as an author then I invite you now to visit http://www.donnajodhan.com

There you will not only learn about me as an author but you will also gain insights into my campaign against bullying and why I strongly believe that you need to consider joining me in order to insure that the future of our kids, with their wide eyed smiles and infectious laughter, is secured forever.

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