Help Restore Sight

This is my response to the Ragtag Daily Prompt of 15 June 2018 —  Cataract.

Dear Readers, if you would like to participate in the Ragtag Daily Prompt, just click on the hyperlink above and ‘Follow’ the Ragtag Community.  A new prompt comes out daily.  Anyone can participate.  It’s fun.  Be creative with words, photos or both.  

The first thing that came to my mind when I saw today’s prompt – cataract – was the Fred Hollows Foundation.  Before his death, Australian Ophthalmologist, Fred Hollows, set up a Foundation to continue his work to restore the sight of indigenous Australians and less fortunate people in developing countries, who suffer from eye disease (such as cataracts, trachoma and diabetic retinopathy).  These eye diseases are completely avoidable but without treatment, they will lead to blindness.     Read more

Hopelessly Devoted To You

This is my response to the Ragtag Daily Prompt of 10 June 2018  — Limerence.

Limerence is apparently a state of being obsessed or infatuated with another person, typically involuntarily, and a strong desire for those (not necessarily sexual) feelings to be reciprocated.  This could the definition of fandom, couldn’t it? Read more

And Then There Were Two

Trigger Warning – this post contains content that may distress some readers.

This was not the post I was going to write for the Ragtag Daily Prompt – Purple.  As I chose today’s RDP, I had a bit of a heads-up, but plans change.  This post is about love, loss, grieving and wee birds.  It’s not really about purple but there is one small, important connection to the Prompt word.  Coincidentally, this post also fits the Word of the Day – Mellifluous. Read more

I Can See Clearly Now

This is my response to the Ragtag Daily Prompt word  — Insight.

When I first learned of today’s prompt word, I stumbled around in the dark for a while, cursed a bit, thought I had an idea but wasn’t sure; thought I had better do a quick internet search just to reassure myself, and then BINGO!  It came to me. Read more