Saturday, February 23, 2008

I CAN SEE..............

Wow, I can finally see when I wake up in the morning. It is truly an odd feeling not fumbling for my glasses anymore. I had Lasik with interlase this past Wednesday. Thank you Melissa for being my nurse and driving me to my appointment and back.

I was all prepared for my day of rest after the surgery. I had a book on tape ready on my ipod and Melissa picked up my kids after school and took them home to play with hers all afternoon while I rested. I picked the perfect book. "Gang Leader for a Day" by Sudhir Venkatesh. It was such a powerful and amazing book. I have already put this book on my children's reading list for when they are in high school.

On the subject of reading... A few weeks ago I picked up a copy of "Possible Side Effects" by Augusten Burroughs. I had already viewed the movie "Running with Scissors" and loved it so I thought this would be a good bet. IT WAS. I started reading that book when I got home and could not put it down. It was perfect in a sarcastic and twisted way. One of the short stories was about Burroughs first book "Sellevision". I could not wait to get my hands on it. The kids and I ran to B&N and I snatched up "Sellevision". I read that one in a matter of a few hours. Now, I was rather obsessed. I had to have more. I went back to B&N (the third time in three days) and bought everything else Burroughs had written. With my eye surgery approaching and not knowing how things would turn out, I made a fast Amazon order for his brothers book, "Look Me in the Eye: My life with Asperger's" by John Elder Robison. I stayed up the night before the surgery so I could finish it. What an interesting perspective and a good read.

I cannot wait until the next book comes out. I have not felt this way in a long time about an author (especially one that is still living and breathing).

Some of the other Authors that I have compulsively read from book to book:

  • Anaïs Nin ( notice my daughter's name is also Anaïs - When she is in college, I will pay for her therapy once she starts reading the later diaries and books)
  • Henrey Miller
  • The Russians: Tolstoy, Nabokov, Dostoevsky ( all I plan to re-read again)
  • Anne Sexton
  • John Kennedy Toole ( well I would have read him compulsively...."Confederacy of the Dunces" was amazing. You could see his talent with words., there for he deserves to be on the compulsive list
Back to the subject or my eyes, I am going to attempt painting today and see how it goes. I am still a little foggy. My right eye is at 20/20 and my left is not. I do have my depth perception and every day it gets a little better.

1 comment:

Heather Haymart said...

Hi Sharon! I am so impressed with your ability to finish a book!!! I have many piled up around the bed the couch, etc...just don't finish them. It was good to chat the other day, albeit short. Have a great weekend.