In addition to being the title of a song by Aerosmith, Tom Waits, Vince Gill and a few others, “Sight For Sore Eyes” sort of relates to what’s about to happen to me.
Tomorrow morning I’ll be undergoing the first of my cataract surgeries, beginning with my left eye — the weaker of the two. (The right will come two weeks later.) I’m not asking for sympathy or anything, but just thought I’d let you know in case I don’t post for a while. And again, I’m not so egotistical as to think my posts are something momentous, but I’ve always said I would try to keep readers up to date, so if I don’t write for a while you’ll know why.
As to the music, it turns out there are a lot of different “Sight For Sore Eyes” songs floating around. The three artists I mentioned earlier all perform different songs, or at least different lyrics. Waylon Jennings, a country singing star you’d expect to align with Gill or Waits, has yet another version. I guess the sentiment is the thing, whatever the lyrics, and maybe that’s okay.
Anyhow I’m looking forward to improved sight, hopefully without the sore eyes.