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I like walking on the beach. It’s good for the mind, body, and soul – and refreshing on my feet.
I think of our eyes – those two movable spheres on the front of our face looking straight ahead while other organisms have them on top of their head.
I think about the importance of the eyes in balance – the way we keep our eyes on the single rail as we attempt a balanced walk on a railroad track.
I think of the eyes and the sense of sight that they initiate. That upside-down, mirror-reversed image that red, green, and blue sensors on the retina of each eye detect – and these messages are the ones that our brain interprets and puts it together as the one image of what we see.
I think of sight as the one sense most of us would fear losing. Some of us have lost the sight that others never had, while others have experienced threats to their eyesight. Ever wonder how people cope with losing vision after they have had it?
Ever wonder what those with a visual abnormality see? The colorblind, whether red-green, blue-yellow, or even the monochromatic? Or the limited views caused by glaucoma or cataracts? It’s hard to imagine visual problems for those eyes that aren’t mine.
Color is all around us. All the color we see is based on light signals received by those three sensors – yet we see so many colors. Somehow, a person with monochrome vision can be a painter of vibrant color.
Eyesight: that mechanism that puts a world in front of us to see – to interact with, to note danger, and more. But those are only true if we take the time to look – to notice the world and its detail found directly in front of us. Otherwise, we won’t notice what our eyes see. Then again, our biases, perceptions, and distractions influence our interpretation of the visual scene.
Eyesight – that sense of vision provides feelings of freedom, independence, and wonder. Just watch an infant’s eyes as this starts young.
Whereas the eyes gather light’s input of our world, our vision is a gift from our mind that is a higher level and purpose of vision. Perhaps this is what Helen Keller meant when saying, “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.” Nonetheless, many people cringe at the thought of eye problems, operations, and losing sight.
The eyes are those two small spheres showing emotion, interest, confusion, confidence, insecurity, and more. The locking of eyes can be a special moment – that is, transcending what one sees to another level of emotion.
Some see the eyes as a window to one’s soul. Looking into the eyes to find good, evil, happiness, sadness, empathy, and even the unknown.
Eyes can twinkle, bat, rove, gleam, and even accomplish something routine when closed.
We can describe eyes can as bloodshot, evil, eagle, magic, private, snake, tired, and goo-goo-googly.
Eyes can be in the back of the head, in the beholder, bigger than the stomach, and a fresh pair.
From the corner of one’s eye to eye-to-eye, keeping eyes peeled and on the ball may help those in the public eye, but one may still need a private eye to help from bags forming under the eyes.
No matter where we are, our lives are surrounded by things to see, but do we take time to notice what is around us – even directly in front of us. After all, awareness is a conscious activity. But for everything there is to see, we cannot see without light.
As I walk on the whitish sand, the sky is more cloudy today than blue, so the sun plays peek-a-boo. The emerald green sea is neither a tempest or very calm, and the whack line is defined with numerous shells – but I watch my step because the brilliantly blue Portuguese Man-of-War are present. There is much to see when during my beach walks – but this remains unchanged. I like walking on the beach because it is good for the mind, body, and soul – and refreshing on my feet.
See what other bloggers have written about sight
- Deeper Sight (a poem)
- Eyes Glow in Different Colors (an essay)
- Best Sight Bird (essay)
- Music and the blind elephant (a short essay and video)
- Rotating Circles Optical Illusion (a short essay and video)
- A Clever Optical Illusion (essay and photos)
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