Night blindness is typically the first sign of Retinitis Pigmentosa. I've never seen the stars and when I had useable vision - nighttime was a time that I came inside. I recall when I still drove - restricted driver's license - no night driving, my daughter and I were out on a little mommy/daughter date. We knew we had to be home before dark. A storm came in and it got dark unexpectedly. Funny, I don't remember how we got home ... if we waited out the storm or called Steve to come pick us up. I do remember at that time, darkness = some anxiousness. Fast forward to the first night of walking with our guide dogs in Gresham, Oregon. That is the night I learned to trust fully my guide dog and suddenly night time - darkness did not scare me. I felt empowered. It happened with Pantera on a first time level that was truly amazing. Then, it happened again, with Cricket. I didn't need to come in at dark, anymore.
I love summer nights. Sometimes they are filled with a bike ride, sometimes sitting out on the deck and talking, sometimes working at the office and tonight watering our flowers that didn't get their drink this morning.
This morning, they missed their morning watering because I was able to go running - such a blessing in my life with Brenda, then Cricket and I went walking with Shannon, Layla, and Kashi .(Can I just say, I would love to start my day each day with this combo)then visiting teaching , then work - nice 1/2 day, back to one more visiting teaching appointment and now watering our flowers. Our daylillies are getting close to bursting! Amazing. Also, amazing that this old shirt and newer skirt match. Steve tells me they look like they were meant to be together :). I seem to pull out yellow when I am feeling happy and also when I want to bring in some optimism. Today it is a bit of both.