Walking @ Daybreak. With Shooting Stars.

You know the drill.  Morning walk @ Daybreak.  Cove Island Park. 725 consecutive days (almost like in a row).

It started about 4 days ago.  I’d climb out of the car.  I’d walk ~100 yards and there it goes.

Left eye would flicker.  No, it was closer to a camera flash.






And this would continue on for 15-20 minutes.

And it’s left eye, not the right, the right being subject to serious injury with back story here: “I need to read.” Which led to the following complications @ “Damn Well Need to See” and ‘No More Tears. Here’s to Good Outcomes.” And “Muro 128.”

So, I’m a bit rattled.  One eye at half-mast is serious.  Two eyes down, now that’s……..unthinkable.

I’m half way around the loop, and out of my right eye, the non-camera-flashing-eye, I see a streak.

Nah.  Couldn’t have been. Eye flickers? Camera Flashes? Shooting star? A comet?  Really?  

I get home, and search Google.  Cleveland Clinic: “Eye floaters and flashes are both caused by the natural shrinking of the gel-like fluid in your eye (vitreous) that happens as you age. Floaters appear in your field of vision as small shapes, while flashes can look like lightening or camera flashes. Floaters are very common and typically don’t require treatment.”

Good God. Thank God.

And the mind drifts back to the comet. What is it Lori? This Comet? A Metaphor?

The more a comet
burns away, the
brighter it gets.
As it enters the
atmosphere, more
and more of it flakes
off and burns up.
Until there is only light.
This is our journey
as a spirit in a body
over a lifetime.
As the years wear us
down and burn us up,
we grow brighter.

~ Mark Nepo, from “Stewards of Light

OK, Mark.

It’s time.

Turn up the lights.

Photo: Sacha T’Sas via Unsplash.  Brussels, Belguim, June 2020.



  1. Your light is just fine, pal..no need to tamper with the controls…

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  2. your visions are beautiful even when your eyes refuse to work as planned

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  3. I just clicked on every link you provided. Quite the ordeal!
    I’m gonna agree with both Mimi and Beth…

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  4. It can be pretty scary to worry about your eyes. Most of the time we worry about things we don’t understand, and it’s good to know these flashes are normal.

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  5. Moses was old — we simply grow old-ER! All kinds of ridiculous things may occur, but if they can do so at all, our senses and systems (and ever-new science) adapt to them. 🌷

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  6. The writing is so good I felt like it was happening to me.

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  7. A call for peace, calm, patience? Seems like all is well…. Sometimes, tension..makes its way to the eyes. [I’ve had occular migraines–no pain, just blurring and pulsating. Eye pressure and all kinds of pressure need peace and relaxing.] Look at that shooting star! Did you really capture THAT?


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