During Sunsets for Kate I have invited others to share a sunset story. This post is from another girl with Usher syndrome.
Deborah Heffernan from Cork, Ireland
Where and when was the sunset taken?
This was taken from my house.
Why were you inspired to capture that moment?
I’m so lucky to be living in such beautiful and peaceful surroundings. The sunsets can be quite spectacular especially in the Summertime when it sets behind a mountain.
It’s bliss and so peaceful, and with a glass of wine and good company, it’s quite refreshing and uplifting for the soul. Nothing beats it.
Like me, you have Usher syndrome. Do you mind me asking what you will miss if you can no longer see?
A tough question as it forces me to think about the reality of this condition and that one day this will really happen to me, and that’s emotionally tough stuff. Firstly and undoubtedly, I would miss seeing the faces of my loved ones. A hard thing for me and for them too.
I will also sorely miss seeing stunning scenery that just takes my breath away.
However, you can’t substitute seeing nature and feeling it with your fingers instead, as you might do with an object. Relying on others and their perspective of views just isn’t the same and I do find the thought of it upsetting.
And finally, you and I have not yet met. If we could meet and share a sunset drink anywhere in the world, where would that be? Wish as if anything is possible.
You never know, a sunset fairy may just grant us this sunset wish!
If this sunset fairy existed, fingers crossed, I would choose Iceland! To watch the sunset and to then later that night see the northern lights would be quite a magical experience for our first sunset get together. What to drink while we toast the sunset … hmmmm … it would have to be hot chocolate, well it will be freezing! But it’ll have to be an alcoholic version obviously.
Yes Deb! I am all for Iceland as I am still bitter, twenty years after the event, that some on my tour saw the Northern Lights while we were in Finland, and didn’t even bother to wake any others in the tour group up! Yes. Very bitter to have missed a once in a lifetime opportunity … but maybe I will get a second chance, and alcoholic hot chocolates will go with it perfectly.
Thank you to Deb for taking time to guest post for me. Deb is one of the first with Usher syndrome that I connected with online a few years ago, and has been cheering me on from Ireland ever since, no matter what it is I am doing. Her support and encouragement has carried me through many lows and I hope to always be there for her too.
Deb blogs at Sunshine Amongst Rain.
Did you see the previous posts in this series?