"When we all think alike, then no one is thinking."
— Walter Lippman

Sunday, July 26, 2009


Being extremely near sighted, I am constantly grateful for the ability of modern science to correct vision.
My inspiration for this was a series of recent eye exams and an antique anatomy chart.


Robert W. Leonard said...

I completely agree. Without my glasses I can't see even a couple feet in front of me. I like the different elements of this, it makes me think of the necessity that different parts of our body have for each other.

When I write (since it's fantasy) I sometimes think about what it must have been like in a medieval society for the poor. Surely most couldn't afford such luxuries. I had the thought to write a character that had that flaw. You don't see it often in books.

Ann Renee Lighter said...

Very insightful comments Robert !
And I like the idea of creating a character with a flaw.

Sherry said...

Ann, this is both beautiful and haunting. Have you ever seen the Twilight Zone with Burgess Meredith as the last man on earth who wants nothing to do but read, and then breaks his glasses?

I guess we both has eye doctors on our mind lately.

Ann Renee Lighter said...

Thanks Sherry!
Yes that Twilight Zone episode is a favorite!

My Mane in the Wind said...

One of the most disturbing aspects of aging was after living 40 years with 20/20 vision, my eyes started to change. First a loss of close-up vision, and then a gradual blurriness of long-ditance. Honestly! It was like a switch went off in my body..."You are now 40 -- time for your vision to go"! Talk about Twilight Zone! (I remember that TZ episode too!) Love that the eye is green in your piece. I have hazel eyes, but I always wished for startling green...

Ann Renee Lighter said...

Yes, the body plays wicked tricks on us as the years go by.... wait another decade, it gets even more interesting.
Think of it as good fodder for art... body angst.
I have green eyes by the way, so the eye in this piece was appealing to me on that level as well.

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