in the arsehole of diogenes

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Saturday, 10 August 2013

The First Cataract

operation:

I went into hospital at one p.m.
and came out at three,
after efficient, friendly treatment
and everything completely free,
including two kinds of drops I have to
put in four times a day.

Now the world is strangely blue
and very clear, and bright
through the eye which has the new
implanted lens.  Remarkably,
all but one of the senior staff
were the pleasant brown shade
of my cataract  -
the surgeon a very handsome,
young and somewhat haughty
Anglo-Pakistani.
All the lower grades
were pale and local,
which says something about
the Northern Irish gene-pool
and demography.

4 comments:

auban said...

Demographic Note:

Only 440 people from outside the UK and the Republic of Ireland moved to Northern Ireland (population: 1.6 million; size: about the same as Provence - without Marseille) in the year 2011/12.

But it is nearly twice as densely populated as Rouergue and other parts of inland, rural France.

Jindra said...

I am happy for you.

Will your new vision register a new way at looking at things ?

auban said...

Well, Jindra, life may become less yellow (jaundiced) and more blue (as in the sky)

Yours fluffily (like a little cloud)

Anthony

Alma Kaselis said...

Northern Ireland is on the top 2-3 most affordable places in UK.
i am glad that the surgery went fine. Blue is "clean" and "clear" however it is cold. It looks sublime worn by Madonna!