Amen !!!

----- Original Message ----- 
From: David Boyd 
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Sent: Friday, January 23, 2009 2:53 PM
Subject: Re: By The Way
Evocative very much of the following lines:- 
//"....when I finally creak protestingly away
Let my eyes at the last be filled
Not by the dark
But by dazzle "//
- gravestone appropriately inscribed too

On Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 10:50 AM, Peter Montgomery [log in to unmask]> wrote:

Please do not feel pain on my account, CR. I don't.
// I am bouyed by things other than physical condition.
May we all disintegrate gracefully, however we disintegrate, for disintegrate we will. //

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Chokh Raj 
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Sent: Sunday, January 18, 2009 4:17 PM
Subject: Re: By The Way

I'm pained to learn about it, Carrol and Peter.  Though Carrol has been 
sounding us on it from time to time... it's very sad.
I've just got into "late sixties" and wonder what infirmities age has in store
for me -- I avoid getting scary by putting off any "sense and notion" of it.
Still, I do contemplate what the last quartet says:
Midwinter spring is its own season
Sempiternal though sodden towards sundown,
Suspended in time, between pole and tropic.
When the short day is brightest, with frost and fire,
The brief sun flames the ice, on pond and ditches,
In windless cold that is the heart's heat,
Reflecting in a watery mirror
A glare that is blindness in the early afternoon. 
Regards and best wishes,

--- On Sun, 1/18/09, Peter Montgomery <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

From: Peter Montgomery <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: By The Way
To: [log in to unmask]
Date: Sunday, January 18, 2009, 5:12 PM

From: "Carrol Cox" <[log in to unmask]>
> I can barely see what I am typing. I could not begin to read any of
> these posts were I to print them out. 
> The reason is macular degeneration. probably that is the result of
> smoking from 1950 to 1990. I stopped in time to avoid emphysema, but
> apparently not in time to preserve my eyesight.

My sympathies, Carrol.
I have the same, though dry with no sign of going wet.
I find straight lines a bit distorted, otherwise I seem to be okay.