Getting cancer can change your vision,
both literally and figuratively.
Chemo itself can affect a patient's eyes, causing blurring of vision; watery, tearing eyes; itching and irritation... and worse. I'm having a great deal of difficulty focusing, finding everything has a strong halo around it and a slight double. This does make creating a challenge, so I rely a great deal on my intuition and trust.
Often I find myself having the same lack of visual focus reflected in my concentration, my mind flitting across it's own landscape, unable to land and settle long enough to concentrate solely on any one thing for any length of time. My body unable to perform the tasks my mind longs to descend upon, so my vision seeks itself...
so I thought I'd share my favorite resources and reading materials.
When it comes to magazines, I subscribe to a few and do admit their collage value plays a role in this decision!
Parabola Tradition, Myth and the Search for Meaning
Utne Reader (lapsed, but have years of past issues to harvest from!)
New York Times newspaper
Additionally I have no problem tearing apart books, so I like to find books at used book sales in our local library as well as at Border's and Barnes & Noble's sale book sections where you can find chunky art history books for $3.99-5.99. I have one on art and mysticism that has been serving me well for a few years now, and still has a treasure trove of imagery within it's pages. I probably could be scanning them to turn to it endlessly, but I like the idea of using it up. All a part of my practice of nothing being too precious...