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Thinking long and hard

I often wondered where
my wonder went.
It seemed to be missing.
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Others saw wonder in
sunsets and babies,
music and art.
Wonder in the everyday.
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I felt so “bland”
so neutral.
And THEN, I was
almost literally blind.
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First I was blind of
heart and soul.
Blind of emotions
and wonder.
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One day a few years
ago, I didn’t recognize
the face in the mirror.
Who is that old woman ?
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Driving, I couldn’t find
my daughter’s driveway
…oldest granddaughter said..
“Let me out, I’ll walk back”!
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Hurried to the eye doctor he said,
my vision was the
same,   BUT..
I had severe cataracts.
Like looking thru thick waxed paper.
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One
eighth wonder of the world:
the medical minds that
figured out how to make
the instruments so tiny.
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How can someone figure
out not only HOW to do
the surgery, but make the
precise instruments to do it.
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The mind is the eighth wonder,
in particular the minds that
gave me the gift of WONDER
with eyesight better than at birth.
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I now sound like a Louie Armstrong
song speaking of what I can see:
birds in trees, deer in the forests,
The tiniest flowers beautiful designs.
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I wondered all these years
and couldn’t see what was right
in front of my eyes.  Wonder:
the gift of physicians, inventors.
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My wonder of wonders
solved ten fold.  Miracles around
me to see…making up for lost time.
Thanks Be to God.  Hallelujah !
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It’s a Wonderful World
LYRICS:  Songwriters: GEORGE DAVID WEISS,
GEORGE DOUGLAS, BOB THIELE
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I see trees of green, red roses too
I see them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself what a wonderful world.
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I see skies of blue and clouds of white
The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night
And I think to myself what a wonderful world.
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The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces of people going by
I see friends shaking hands saying how do you do
They’re really saying I love you.
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I hear babies cry, I watch them grow
They’ll learn much more than I’ll never know
And I think to myself what a wonderful world
Yes I think to myself what a wonderful world.
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