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The Beauty of Dusk
The Beauty of Dusk: On Vision Lost and Found | Frank Bruni
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From New York Times columnist and bestselling author Frank Bruni comes a wise and moving memoir about aging, affliction, and optimism after partially losing his eyesight.One morning in late 2017, New York Times columnist Frank Bruni woke up with strangely blurred vision. He wondered at first if some goo or gunk had worked its way into his right eye. But this was no fleeting annoyance, no fixable inconvenience. Overnight, a rare stroke had cut off blood to one of his optic nerves, rendering him functionally blind in that eyeforever. And he soon learned from doctors that the same disorder could ravage his left eye, too. He could lose his sight altogether. In The Beauty of Dusk, Bruni hauntingly recounts his adjustment to this daunting reality, a medical and spiritual odyssey that involved not only reappraising his own priorities but also reaching out to, and gathering wisdom from, longtime friends and new acquaintances who had navigated their own traumas and afflictions. The result is a poignant, probing, and ultimately uplifting examination of the limits that all of us inevitably encounter, the lenses through which we choose to evaluate them and the tools we have for perseverance. Brunis world blurred in one sense, as he experienced his first real inklings that the day isnt forever and that light inexorably fades, but sharpened in another. Confronting unexpected hardship, he felt more blessed than ever before. There was vision lost. There was also vision found.
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JackieGreco
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So cliche

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Few things are scarier than suddenly losing your sight, which happened to Bruni when he had a rare stroke in one eye. This is the story of him coming to terms with this loss (+ a failed relationship + his dad‘s dementia). It was a lot to handle in a single year, but people reached out to him after his NYT columns, and he interviewed several for this book. His disability made him appreciate more the invisible difficulties lots of people face.

Megabooks @Chelsea.Poole this may be in your wheelhouse 👍🏻 7mo
Suet624 I had no idea this happened to him. 7mo
Megabooks @Suet624 neither did I. Glad I read this one. 7mo
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Chelsea.Poole Thank you!! Love your recs! Stacked ☺️ 7mo
Cinfhen I think I‘ll pick it up off of #Scribd when I‘m in the mood for something inspirational 🌻 7mo
Megabooks @Chelsea.Poole I hope you enjoy it! 7mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen sounds good! 💜👍🏻 7mo
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