Today is the feast day of Saint Lucy, patron of people dealing with eye issues. As I have mentioned before, my daughter, Lucia, is blind in one eye, due to a folded retina. When people ask if there ever will be any surgery to correct the vision, I have often replied, "I doubt it, but maybe someday she'll be eligible for a cyborg eye." You may think I have a macabre sense of humor, but if you look at various portraits of St. Lucy, you will note that this saint is often shown holding a plate upon which a pair of eyes sit as if they were eggs sunny-side-up. How can a cyborg eye not be far behind?
In other news:
Today, a good friend of mine gave birth to a baby boy named Gabriel James. I was rooting for "Arlo Cash," but no matter; "Gabriel" will do nicely. Mazel tov!