Benefits of Having Cataract Surgery on My Left Eye
I had cataract surgery on my right eye a year ago. Several other surgeries got in the way of having the left eye done, but that’s finally scheduled for next week. As I mentioned on Facebook, filling out the online pre-op form takes longer than the actual surgery.
Having gone through this before, I know the surgery is weird because one is sort of awake but not awake enough to know what’s happening or to care about what’s happening. I’m not a fan of having to put eye drops in my eye for several weeks after the surgery. As I think about this, I see there are more benefits that I hadn’t previously considered:
- Objects in the left-hand side mirror will no longer be blurrier than they appear.
- My right hand will finally know what my left hand is doing.
- I will no longer laugh at left-handed compliments.
- The true motives of communists and socialists will become clear.
- Characters in novels won’t disappear when they wall over to the left-hand side of the page.
- At dinner time, I wan’t have to ask my wife what the left-overs are.
- Whenever I’m left in the lurch or left out in the cold, I’ll be able to see what I need to do.
- When I’m left in the dark, it will actually be dark.
- The so-called left-hand path of magic (black magic) will probably look more inviting, but no less dangerous.
- When traveling by plane, my suitcase will no longer be left luggage.
- I’ll finally understand the book “The Left Hand of Darkness.”
- I’ll know where to drive when I see a KEEP LEFT road sign.
- When somebody says “Elvis has left the building,” I’ll be able to see whether that’s really true.
- I can move to the Left Bank in Paris where many famous authors have lived and become rich and famous.
Magical Realism Blog Hop
The magical realism blog hop, a series of posts by numerous authors about their favorite genre, runs between July 29 and July 31. I will post my magical realism entry on Malcolm’s Round Table on July 29.
If you enjoy the genre, I hope you’ll stop by.