Friday, April 30, 2010

Blue Bottles and the Odd Eye

I'm working on a script that may or may not be called Blue Bottles. I'm writing as fast as I can on many scripts because so many people are moving to LA that I want to work with.

The other thing that is on my mind a lot of late is my full vision in my left eye.
From 1975 till February of 2010 I was missing some vision in my left eye and I'm having trouble accepting it came back to me in a second.

It's May 3rd as I write this and I just finished the ninth draft (hand written) of Blue Bottles.
I created a mythology for the script that turned out to be folklore that is hundreds of years old.
Years ago I heard a story about bottle trees on NPR. I only caught the last few minutes of the broadcast and spun a mythology out of that for my script. All the stuff I made up to fill the gaps of what I heard turned out to be part of old pagan beliefs. A bit of luck on my part.

Yesterday (May 2nd) in a rain storm I found out why my new old vision had been making me sick. On overcast days I can see floater in my left eye. Pieces of my retina broke lose from my car wreak and cloud my vision. Most of the time I don't notice this but with my expanded vision I see more of these floaters. Not complaining as I'm glad to have it back.


Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Good luck with all this writing and trust you link up with some of those new creative people to LA. Amazing good news about your sight.

Robert A Vollrath said...

Yes it's wonderful news as the eye doctor I went to after the wreak said I'd never get my lost vision back.