my eyes started going bad about the same time the abuse at home was getting worse. my vision deteriorated more rapidly when the bullying and abuse started at school. for a while i needed new glasses every 3-4 months. i thought i was going blind. it never occurred to me that the two might be related. at 13, when we moved and all the abuse stopped - except for the verbal & emotional stuff, my vision decline leveled out or slowed way down. i don't know if there is anything to this - but it sure is an interesting coincidence. another thing - i was the only one in my family that needed glasses as a child - and now that we are all more mature - my vision is still the worst (mom and 2 brothers wear glasses for reading) - and i was the only one abused.

As my life goes on I believe somehow something's changed
Something deep inside...
I've been searchin so long to find an answer
Now I know my life has meaning
Now I see myself as I am, feeling very free...
When my tears have come to an end I will understand
What I left behind: a part of me. Chicago