What would be the first thing You would want to see?

@winterose (39918)
Canada
June 12, 2008 4:04pm CST
If you were temporarily blind from an accident or illness, and had not seen in many years, but because of modern technology you can now once again see, what would you like to open your eyes to see for the first time again, family and friends which are the obvious answers don't count, but anything else does, what would be that thing that you missed so much before you lost your eyesight that you would want to see again, or perhaps it might be something that you never had a chance to see before and now you would want to see it. I think I would like to see a prism or a rainbow full of colour. what about you?
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
12 Jun 08
i would want to see my children & grandchildren.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
12 Jun 08
that doesn't count, everyone one would want to see family and friends first so it has to be something else.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
12 Jun 08
it counts to me. u didn't say anything specificalyso that's the first thing that popped in my head.sorry u don't approve.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
13 Jun 08
hon, I said, family and friends which are the obvious answers don't count, but anything else does, read it again, but that is okay it is not the end of the world, it is only a discussion.
@cortney09 (1346)
• United States
14 Jun 08
I would have to say that I would love to see a animal. Any animal would be fine.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
15 Jun 08
very nice, I love animals too!
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@cortney09 (1346)
• United States
24 Jun 08
I think even better would be to see my dog.
@PearlGrace (3172)
• United States
14 Jun 08
Hello winterose. This is a very thought-provoking discussion about getting temporary blindness from an accident or illness. Of course, you are right about the fact that most of us would want to see family and friends the moment our vision returned. I think I would want to see a sunrise, a sunset, and natural surroundings. I'm talking about trees, flowers, birds, and things like that. It would just be so awesome to re-discover these sights that we may now take for granted. PearlGrace P.S. This subject is quite a propos for me as I had to get a hole in my retina lasered closed this a.m. The opthalmologist at first thought I'd experienced a retinal detachment and sent me to a retinal surgeon. He said it was a hole in my retina rather than a detachment. Anyway, it was pretty scary.
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
15 Jun 08
oh I am so sorry, I hope that you are okay and you will not lose your sight, that really is scary.
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• United States
15 Jun 08
Hi winterose. Thanks for your concern about my eye problem, a retinal hole. Yes, I am doing well. Just waiting for the eye to "clear" some. It's like I'm looking through a thin veil with that eye. And there are some floaters. I can still see and read okay. I think it will be fine and there's no reason to think I will lose my sight. The doctor thought it would take a week or so for it to clear up. But, thanks. PearlGrace
• Philippines
13 Jun 08
i would love to see the sunrise after many years of darkness. it somehow will give me hope and the drive to continue living now that God has given me another chance of giving brightness to other people's lives.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
13 Jun 08
beautiful answer thank you.
• Philippines
13 Jun 08
thanks.it's because your topic is too interesting.
@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
14 Jun 08
The Rocky Mountains. I live in Calgary and I never get sick of seeing the mountains. I will never take them for granted like so many people do. I can never get too much of the mountains. I go for a drive a lot, through the mountains. I go hiking in the mountains. There is always something and somewhere new to go or see. I couldn't handle not seeing them every day. I hope to never become blind.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
15 Jun 08
as a Canadian I would love to see the rockies too!
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• China
14 Jun 08
I think I will be greedy to see everything I used to see:)
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
15 Jun 08
all at once? Cool!
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@ladym33 (11008)
• United States
12 Jun 08
I would want to see the ocean. Probably the ocean at sundown, I think the ocean at sundown is incredible. I also like seeing the bright lights of Vegas.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
13 Jun 08
lovely things to see, the ocean at sunset, and bright light what an interesting combination.
@ElicBxn (60879)
• United States
12 Jun 08
I'd like to see a beautiful landscape. I loved to stretch my eyes and look at beautiful scenery. Either that, or a beautiful oriental garden or painting, I love those.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
12 Jun 08
wonderful choices, I love them, I would love to join you on viewing those natural wonders as well.
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@lingli_78 (12845)
• Australia
12 Jun 08
i think i would like to be able to see myself again the first time i open my eyes... i believe i had changed even though a bit throughout the years... and i want to see what is happening to my body as well... i mean, as the results of the accident or illness... take care and have a nice day...
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
12 Jun 08
great answers thank you
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@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
12 Jun 08
Except family and friends? hmmm...I guess I would love to see the flowers and our dog..LOL! They will be part of those whom I love to see during that moment!
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
12 Jun 08
flowers and dogs and dogs peeing on flowers, just joking lol, great choices.
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@SueRod (238)
• United States
13 Jun 08
I just happened to come across your discussion and I know you said family/loved ones are not considered, so the next thing I wanted to say was the ocean, and the sunrise and sunsets with all their array of natural beautiful colors, and the Autumn foliage, and rainstorms, and the wondrous waterfalls and rainbows of many colors, all of the beauty that God has created but others have mentioned these things. So the next thing that came to me was that I would like to see a 10 inside a star above my name on MyLot. Since I don't have a star, or a number this would mean to me that I would have helped someone and someone's life would have changed for the better because something I said here at MyLot. Thanks for the thought-provoking question. I believe you may have set a record for the most responses. I'm not sure, but you deserve a 10 in your star regardless. Have a wonderful day, winterose. SueRod
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
15 Jun 08
thanks sweetie, at 100 posts you will get a star rating, you don't have far to go. No this is not a record some people have close to 200 responses, I have some that are just a little over 100 myself.
@SueRod (238)
• United States
15 Jun 08
I didn't know about the star rating when you get to the 100th response. I was a member for 2 years but because I didn't log in for 2 months I had to start over again, and I think the rules must've changed. I appreciate you letting me know that. Thanks a lot. Wow, 200 responses, that is truly amazing. I wonder which discussion got that many. In any case, have a nice day. This was a great question.
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
18 Jun 08
I have not seen any close to 200 but people have commented in discussions that they have seen people close to 200 and I do not know how they do it either.
• Philippines
13 Jun 08
a tree in the middle of rice field, I always had a dreams of that place but still not found it yet.....
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
13 Jun 08
sounds very interesting I have never even seen a rice field before.
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• Philippines
13 Jun 08
when the rice is still young the rice field is like an ocean green, but when time of harvest its an ocean of gold...
@yipseng (34)
• Malaysia
13 Jun 08
Family..Friends.. No. This 1st thing i wan to see is the world itself!! What have the world become when i'm blind as i am hearing from others about the world on how good and bad while i'm blind!!!
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
13 Jun 08
for this discussion family and friends do not count because everyone will pick that and there would be no discussion so what else would you want to see?
• Malaysia
13 Jun 08
I thought i've already mention that i would love to see the world and compare it with the world before i blind,during the period of my blind days and the day after i get my my ability of seeing things.
• United States
12 Jun 08
I think that I would want to see a reflection of myself. I would want to know how much I had changed over the years. Do people still see me the same or am I a new person completely? Interesting question though. I would have never considered this. Hopefully I will be fortunate enough that this would never happen to me.
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
12 Jun 08
excellent answer I would not have thought of it either.
• Indonesia
13 Jun 08
this is the most excellent answer! yes, when I read your answer, I think I would also want to see a reflection of myself because we often see ourselves in the mirror when we still have the eyesight, but blind people wouldn't have idea how they have looked like!
• United States
13 Jun 08
you know what you looked like before you lost your sight.What kind of reaction do you think you get when you saw yourself older,a bit of wrinkles, some gray hair. Would you be ready for that?
@nanajanet (4436)
• United States
13 Jun 08
That's easy! My family's faces!!! Everything else is stuff but family, for me, is everything so that's all I could think of.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
13 Jun 08
It is not that easy you weren't supposed to choice family or friends, because everyone would have chosen that.
@nanajanet (4436)
• United States
13 Jun 08
Oh, well, then it would be anything! I would be happy just to be seeing and since I had my site back, anything!! But, then again, maybe just my home. I live in a beautiful place and love my home, but chocolate would be good to see! LOL
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
13 Jun 08
my yaerd with the birds in it
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
13 Jun 08
great choices
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
14 Jun 08
thanks!
• United States
13 Jun 08
The first thing would be family. Not to be able to see my childrens and husband's faces again would be horrible. I would love to see that the if you ask me what I would love to see. My daughter and son are such beautiful people I love looking at them. I have such a great pic of my daughter that we just took on vacation I had it made up for the front of a note book so I have it with me. In fact I will be giving one to her father in-law for fathers day.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
13 Jun 08
family doesn't count because that is what everyone would choice
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• United States
14 Jun 08
I guess seeing anything would be great. like the new inventions. If I had not seen computers before, or TV if I went blind before TV that would be great. I also would love to see Yosemite National Park where I grew up.
@bombshell (11266)
• Germany
13 Jun 08
if it is happen to me in this case i would like to see the tower in France in real life not only by pic.
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
13 Jun 08
wow interesting choice
@bombshell (11266)
• Germany
14 Jun 08
yes i agree very nice place infact!
@focjop20 (233)
• Puerto Rico
13 Jun 08
What about a Word at Peace, no hunger, no more disasters, free healh care, good leaders around the word, no more abuses to Kids and elderly people, productivity by everybody, jobs for every one, vehicles without the use of gasoline. This are just a few, what about it.
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
13 Jun 08
interesting choices, but in reality you know you would not see them, you would have to see things, not ideas,
@focjop20 (233)
• Puerto Rico
13 Jun 08
That what dreams are for, it's better to remain blind, than to see and do nothing.
@luvinu617 (185)
• United States
13 Jun 08
Well I guess, other than family and friends, I would want to see, something we get in Ohio every once in a while, a cotton candy sky, at least that's what I call it. It's when the clouds and the sky are beautiful mixed shades of pink, blue, purple... It's beautiful, I always try to get pictues of it. Also, television, I love tv and if I was blind I don't know what I'd do.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
13 Jun 08
sounds like a wonderful sight, I would love to see that sky as well.
• United States
13 Jun 08
its beautiful. One of the good things about living in Ohio.