Missing the Darkness

There’s a popular belief, held by the uninitiated, that being blind equals total darkness. How wrong these people are.

I noticed this evening, when walking into a dark room, that it didn’t actually appear dark to me. I wasn’t even entirely sure, when walking to the window, that it was in fact completely dark outside. It was gone 7 pm so I think it must have been.

As i’ve lost my sight, although I still have outlines in the daytime, and can see when lights are switched on, I don’t have darkness when it is dark. I either have a clear view of what is in the room, all from my brain, or a sort of pale mist with moving pin pricks of light in it. Gone are the days of that lovely, complete, restful blackness. I suspect that one day soon, the mist will take over entirely.

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About Mel Griffiths

I live and work in Nottingham, England and am blind. This blog is often centred around things that happen to me because of being blind. This is my space to write and sometimes people will disagree with what I write, but its the one place I have in which to be frank and honest. I also like to reflect on the funnier side of life from time to time.
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