I wish I was more thankful for things before I lost my vision.
Driving, reading, colors, remembering faces, seeing the stars, being independent, my job, looking at photographs, watching my nephews grow up, seeing what I will look like older, nature, television, writing something down on a piece of paper, an art gallery, seeing the wonders of the world.
Perhaps I am more thankful now. Perhaps my lack of vision gave me more to be thankful for.
Yes my feet burn on the hot pavement. I still have legs.
The annoying sounds during the meditation. I still have hearing.
I have a migraine today. I am still alive!
Using my white cane down the busy street, I am present and aware.
A Mini-Gallery of Photographs from Wendy Rose Alger, Fine Art Photographer
© 2014, words and photographs, Wendy Rose Alger, All Rights Reserved
WENDY ROSE ALGER ~ is a fine art photographer born in 1972 in Chicago, Illinois. Wendy now resides in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. She studied photography at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco where she learned manual SLR and how to use a darkroom. These days Wendy uses a digital camera. With a digital camera she can forego a dark room and check her photographs in the camera. Thanks to her digital camera, adaptive technologies, and a variety of computer applications for photography, she is able to pursue her passion despite the vision limitations that result from retinitis pigmentosa. Her website is Wendy Rose Alger, where you can view a more complete gallery of her photographs.