Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

Building sight

Here is a list of the movies watched by the man and his mother in the days after her successful cataract surgery:


•Pet Sematary

•The Princess Bride



•Mrs. Doubtfire

•Muriel’s Wedding


•Terms of Endearment

•The Big Sick (at a theater)

What connects all of these seemingly disparate flicks, he wonders? Aside from the fact that Tootsie and Mrs. Doubtfire are essentially the same movie, the thread connecting all of them is that for the first time in ages his mother viewed them in all their radiant detail and ridiculous, vivid color and light. For the first time in years, she could see what she’d been missing.

And it was good.

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10 comments on “Building sight

  1. Carrie Rubin
    August 2, 2017

    That’s so wonderful! Glad surgery went well.

    • Kevin Brennan
      August 2, 2017

      Thanks, Carrie. Now we’ll just have to redo her other eye, which didn’t go so well. Crossed fingers!

  2. pinklightsabre
    August 2, 2017

    Super. Welcome back physically and digitally.

    • Kevin Brennan
      August 2, 2017

      It’s good to be home. Though it’s 106 here today. 😲

      • pinklightsabre
        August 2, 2017

        And the wildfires in BC are mucking up our views driving east. Careless Canadians.

      • Kevin Brennan
        August 2, 2017

        Cavalier Canucks! 🔥

  3. John W. Howell
    August 2, 2017

    Glad it worked.

  4. Ilona Elliott
    August 2, 2017

    Precious moments those. So glad your Mom fared well. Let’s keep fingers crossed for fully functional eyesight after the next round.

    • Kevin Brennan
      August 2, 2017

      Thanks, Ilona. It was just so great to see her doing so well, and only one day after the op. Lookin’ good!

  5. arsenios
    September 12, 2017

    So glad your mammy fared well. It’s full to be home base.

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