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10/22/2011

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NICE! Made me think. Came to the conclusion that it was rather a sad tale. 'She' was remembering a time before the accident. When she was young, free and single. And rather poignantly, in hindsight, reading 'Remembrance of things past' at uni when she was a much younger woman. Perhaps now wishing that she hadn't spend as much time studying as she did. And had more fun. Then she met Jeremy. The love of her life. They had so much fun. He was so romantic. She bought him that jacket on their first trip to Milan. Where he proposed. They were married six months later. With their whole lives in front of them. They had discussed their hopes and dreams. Planned to start a family straight away, having moved into their dream home. Then tragedy struck. On the way home from work one evening she was hit by car. Driven by a drunk driver. Her injuries left her paralysed from the chest down. All her dreams and hopes for a fabulous future life dashed in that moment. Yes the compensation came from the driver's insurance company. But what use was the money when all she had to look forward to was life in a wheelchair. No children for her and Jeremy. No trips abroad because she couldn't be too far from hospital...just in case. She knew she wasn't going to see old bones. However Jeremy, her husband, was the most honourable man she knew. He had married her for better for worse, in sickness and in health. He was her carer now. Yes he was still fond of her and loved her in his own way. But she knew in her heart of hearts that he was having an affair while waiting for her to die. She had lost everything when she lost the use of her legs.

It was a sad tale, Annie but I evidently didn't make it clear enough in my writing that the main problem was that she's blind! I tried - with so much mention of what she could see at the start and then later, only what she could feel. Must do better next time - which is tomorrow - so had better get on with it!

Thanks so much for commenting and apologies for taking so long to get back to you.

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