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SoCS: Eyesight Declines as Hindsight Improves with Age


A true fortune

Today’s prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “clear.” Use it any way you’d like. Enjoy!

I like things to be clear. But sometimes we have to wait for the mud to settle. Clarity can take hours, weeks, months, or decades. It took almost 20 years for the clarity that my divorce that happened around the turn of the century turned out to be a good thing. Or maybe God turned it into a good thing. Twenty-two years ago, I was in shock. Devastated. Confused. Now, I am thankful. Everything worked out for the best. Not perfect, but the timing was perfect.

Hindsight is often much clearer than foresight or present sight. Physically, my sight is not very clear at all. Between the floaters and the early cataracts, plus scratches on my glasses, it’s a wonder I can get from point A to point B. But the brain is good at adapting – looking around the cloudy patches.

“All Clear,” is what I want to hear about Ukraine. So, people don’t have to hide, flee, or fear for their lives. I’m just shaking my head and praying for: All Clear all over the world. Anything is possible.

My first decade in the 21st century was a painstaking process of grieving, healing, and learning. Though it sometimes seems like it happened in the blink of an eye, I know that was not the case.

This became my song in the second decade of the 21st Century.


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Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

19 thoughts on “SoCS: Eyesight Declines as Hindsight Improves with Age

  1. I can image that going through a divorce is very difficult. I am glad it turned out will in retrospect. That is a great thing.

  2. Clearly a good stream and an excellent song

  3. Enjoyed your song selection 🙂

  4. Things happen to restrict our sight and things happen that confuse us as to what we see. I’m glad this worked out for you.

  5. Another excellent post, and I wonder how many of us went to Johnny Nash. 🙂 I know I did, too.

  6. A beautiful, hopeful and strong post. Usually things happen for the best and you have obviously grown since your divorce, well done.
    I have floaters too so I can understand that. Yes we would all love an all clear for the Ukraine. You chose a lovely song too. Be safe 😁💜🌹🌹

  7. Thank you for sharing!!… Well, I myself are not into religion but I believe there is a saying “God promised you a safe landing, he did not say the journey would be a smooth one”… 🙂

    I think that sometimes we have to experience the dark side of life in order to cherish and not take for granted the light side of life.. “I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you can appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together” (Marilyn Monroe)… 🙂

    Until we meet again..
    May love and laughter light your days,
    and warm your heart and home.
    May good and faithful friends be yours,
    wherever you may roam.
    May peace and plenty bless your world
    with joy that long endures.
    May all life’s passing seasons
    bring the best to you and yours!
    (Irish Saying)

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