To "celebrate" this milestone, and quite satisfied by my first camera test Sunday, I went out with my camera to shoot the sunset tonight, though possibly I might have overdone it.
Not like an overdone steak on a sizzling grill, nor a too baked potato in the oven...
Sure, that golden sun was bright, but it was also so beautiful... I've blinded myself many times previous, even after I warn friends and others not to look at the sun until it is lower in the sky....
Did I possibly harm myself or worst: did I harm my new vision and the still healing cornea?
But look at this image; was it worth it?
If just to capture one last glimpse...
One last soft kiss...
one last tender embrace...
Should I slip from this golden paradise after such a vision
after your loving lips
after this last farewell embrace
If my eyes could etch into my memory the ocean wide
remember that last look upon the beauty before me
and many other delights previous
would I sacrifice my vision
for such beauty not otherwise seen in a life so simple?
and if that were to be my brief death....
then be it so
take my eyes,
for I have often stolen that delightful scene
the unforgettable view
that splash of color so vivid
my desire for such glory has smitten my soul
and my eyes
and I in my darkness ever more
stay this the last beauty my unseeing eyes spy ever again