“Sometimes my eyes hurt really bad and I can’t see well. It usually happens when I do some strenuous work so I get a big headache. I run to my quiet place and do and think of nothing. My headache usually goes away after that. I’ve seen it happen with my uncle and he became blind in the end. I’m a bit scared of becoming blind when I grow up and usually when I think about it I shut down but my uncle turned out fine, and that mostly calms me down knowing that it’s not the end of the world. I try to commit what I see in my memory so that I can remember the things I’m not able to see such as the faces of my parents, siblings, friends and my dugsi teacher.”
“Marmar indhahaygu runtii way ii xanuunaan si wacana wax uma arko. Waxaa igu dhacda marka aan shaqo badan qabto madax xanuun. Marka waxaan u cararaa goobta aan kaligey ku nasto waxna ma qabto si u madax xanuunku iga yaraado. Waxaan arkay in sidan oo kale ku dhacday adeerkay kadib wuu indho beelay ugu danbayntii. Hada waxaan ka yara baqayaa in aan indho beelo aniguna marka aan waynaado, marka aan ka fakarayo si kale noqda hadana waxaan arka in adeerkay oo caadi ah, waana ta ugu badan een ku qanco in aysan ahayn dhamaadkii aduunka. Waxaan isku dayaa wixii aan arko in aanan ilaawin si aan u xasuusto waxyaabaha aan arko sida wajiyada waalidkay, walaaladay, asxaabtayda iyo macalinka dugsiga.”
hey nerds. bet you thought you’d seen the last of me! but i have returned, this time as a new and improved kay with a Real Diploma who is also moving overseas very soon! life has been crazy to say the least, and these past couple of months have been an emotional rollercoaster. i needed to take some time to process all that, but i’m settled for now and ready to cry about sci-fi. bring on the angst and meta. i’m ready.