October 07, 2010
(A conversation between a student whom I adore and me @ 8:30 in the morning)
Me: J , why are you not writing.
(All along he is sitting there staring right through me)
J: Oh! Ms Thomas… I have become blind.
Me: You have what?
J: Become blind. You know can’t see anything, can’t do anything.
Me: Oh ok. Well take 2 minutes and see if the blindness disappears.
J: Ok! Sure.
(After 2 minutes, during which time he sat still and continues to look straight ahead!! I admire the commitment!! )
Me: Has the blindness gone?
Me: Ok well then come. I have heard about this blindness and immediate action has to be taken. Surgery is the ONLY option. I need to take you to the nurse and the hospital and we need to get in there and remove the problem. Only then would the blindness would disappear.
( I proceed to take him by the arm and walk towards the door)
J: Oh... wait… wait… give me a minute.
J: Oh wow....it’s a miracle!!
J: I can see!! It’s a miracle.
Me: Yes indeed it is… definitely a miracle