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23 October 2009



Oh, Shelia! I love this post! Very timely for my morning. Thank you~

Joan Kirkpatrick

Another insightful observation of life, pun intended!


This post really hits home with me. I am definitely someone who looks at other people and thinks she knows them when, in reality, I have a fuzzy impression of them. This post also reminds of what Paul says in 1 Corinthians 12: "For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known."


Once again, Gail's question of, "What Would Shelia See?"
More than the rest of us, that's sure. And beauty where others see rocks. I have, myself, been struggling the last few months with inability to clearly see the words on the pages before me...but I chose to fight and deny it. Clinging to the last vestiges of youth- if I only could. I'm going out tomorrow to buy some readers. Dang it! :)
Thank you for this post, my Friend! I needed to hear it.


I don't know why I haven't ever left you a comment because I LOVE visiting your blog........ and love how your write and what you write about. I'm also a huge John O'Donohue fan, and when I looked at the list of books you've posted on your sidebar I just smiled at the familiar titles of books I hold dear to my heart too.

I sit here typing this with my first pair of glasses lightly sitting on my nose. :) They are now two years old and recently I've admitted to myself that I need to get back to the Optometrist for an updated version! Methinks my reading glasses may morph into bi-focals. I'm a little older than you. :)

I really like your analogy here.... and thought the same thing when I first put these glasses on.... wondered how long my vision had altered how I was looking at things.... then thought about my "internal vision..."

Father O'Donohue stated......"make your gaze beautiful..." As much as I too had a bit of a struggle with the acceptance of having to wear glasses, the very idea that my gaze had the potential of being more beautiful helped me step into a new beauty.

cheers to you.

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