I read a head line the other day that drew me to the story. The head line was something like this, “Millions Never see the Most Common Beauty of This Earth.” The percentage was shocking, something like 96-99% will not see it.
(Most everyone has seen the beauty of the day light sky)
What was it? The canopy of stars in the heavens at night. Why is that? Too much man made light here on Earth, Now it hit me, and and you probably understand. If you are in the city, you cannot see past the streetlights. Even out in the highways the car lights are too bright. Even the dash board lights over ride the heavenly sights.
That has been one of the benefits of boon-docking (camping without any electric,gas or battery lighting except the flash light.). You turn the flashlight off for a few minutes and stare at the sky and realize that it goes and goes, the longer you look the more stars you see. The desert or ocean is the most ideal place for this. As I read the article I thought, “Thanks God I can still see.”
”A few years ago (okay many years ago) when my arm got too short for me to read well, I bought glasses. I could see again.
I enjoyed the eye correction for a few years, and slowly I realized driving at night was becoming a confusing problem. All the lights were getting a halo around them.
Eye tests again, but the Doctor says, you need cataract Surgery. I visited St Luke’s Eye Clinic in Tarpon Springs Florida. He was recommended by a dear friend. The surgery went well, I learned a lot. My care giver administered the eye drops a the prescribed times along with a kiss and I got better VERY SOON. I could see again.
Doctors do wonders, I thought it was neat, the old man Dr. James Gill did my eyes. It was unique thinking that the same guy that operated on Billy Graham, was doing my eyes. It is sorta unique, the staff offers to pray with you before surgery. Of course they have heard the joke many times, “WHAT? I thought he was good at this?”
Dr. Gill at the time had performed more eye surgeries than anyone in the world. The costs were the same or less than other Drs.
Yes, I am glad I can see.
There are thousands of eye doctors out there, and I don’t doubt they can do a good. I just had a good experience at St. Luke’s.
A star-shape car and a car with stars.
And then there is the 1929 STAR pickup.