Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Posted October 20th, 2011 by derrick and filed in My Story, Retinitis Pigmentosa, Vision Loss
Tags: CBS, Charles Bonnet, Charles Bonnet Syndrome
I was walking with my cane down the stairs of the math building and began to walk down a hallway about 10 feet behind a black haired girl who was about my height. She was wearing a dark shirt with blue and pink pajama pants and flip flops! In my mind I immediately thought, “Well wow, I know this campus is a lot more laid back than some others I’ve been to, but seriously… wearing pajama pants at 5 in the afternoon in college?” I probably continued my mental old man rant for a few more steps before the engineer in me started to take over. Her head was in the center of my useful vision, which probably extended to right about the bottom of her shirt. That meant that anything below her waist was in my blind spot. My brain was making it up.
As I wondered I moved my useful vision down. Instantly her pajama clad legs and flip flopped feet were replaced by blue jeans and sneakers. I almost laughed out loud. I had experienced bad imagery before, like a set of stairs looking like a ramp, or a blank wall that actually had a light switch on it. But pajama pants from blue jeans? Seriously?!? Since then I’ve seen all kinds of things. I once thought a red and white mailbox was a guy in a white jogging suit and a red sweatband. So I’m really glad I gave up driving already. My “Honestly officer, I thought I was only imagining your car behind me,” story would probably go over like a lead balloon.
It was my sister who told me what the disease was actually called; turns out she has it too.