The morning sun and the stars at night are always going to be coming around, but what about wild lions?
Three years ago it was finally time.
For several years I’d needed those little spectacles on my nose they call reading glasses while working on the computer or pouring over a good book. It wasn’t until road signs became a bit fuzzy and I began straining to see the shape of a bird’s beak that I conceded it was time.
So off I went to have the doctor peer into my eyes with this funny gadget. “Is this better than that?” She asked as she flipped the concave disc back and forth in front of my eyes. Gosh! I didn’t know. The differences were so minute it seemed.
Then the day came when I could pick up my new glasses. Everything was in focus, however, reading was a bit tough as my eyes seemed to cross, much like they are now as I write this. Also, my peripheral vision started playing tricks on me because the edge of my glasses create illusions, or get in the way.
Now, three years later viewing the cat sleeping on the window sill or the portrait of my three grandchildren across the room appear fuzzy with the naked eye. Even with glasses threading a needle to sew on a button makes me cross eyed.
For more than fifty years I had near perfect vision. I could see things near and far and never gave that miracle a second thought.
Today on a hike through the woods with my grand-kids as we watched an Osprey land on her nest and a Squirrel munch on a large mushroom my grandson asked about the wildlife we see in Africa. The discussion turned to lions, in particular wild lions and how awesome it is to see them living free.
“I hope they don’t go extinct before I’m a grown up” my grandson said.
Maybe that’s why I’m driven to help Marnus save wild lions! If you care to join in we could sure use your help.
Sadly due to circumstances beyond his control Marnus had to withdraw for a season.