A Shared Experience That Started It All

25 Mar

At the beginning of this project, I searched high and low through the Diabetes Online Community (DOC) for blog posts that I could turn into an opera… Years later, while I’ve opted to write the libretto myself, that massive body of writing has had its influence on my opera as well as my life as a diabetic.

One of the only things I stole from someone else (with permission, of course), was a reference to floaters as pac-man ghosts – a charming image penned by one of my favourite bloggers, Kerri Sparling. I’ve been following Six Until Me for years, and my first real connection to the DOC was in reading her tale of being diagnosed with Diabetic Retinopathy. It rang so true to me, so close to my own experience that I simply had to write an opera about it.

So, imagine my excitement when I stumbled upon her new(ish) book today while out for lunch with a friend!

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Obviously, parts of the opera are going to remind me of those diabetic stories I’ve encountered, but it’s extra special when they find unexpected ways of making themselves known.

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One Response to “A Shared Experience That Started It All”

  1. Kerri. April 29, 2014 at 4:58 am #

    I love this photo!!! I hope you like the book! 🙂

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