Chapter Five

Important Lessons Learned.

Ophthalmology, which my mother’s practice is based, captured Rashad’s interest right away. He expressed to my mom a desire to learn more about the eye of the horse.

“Sitt (Arabic fo Lady)Peters, Many generations ago, my tribe had issues with the sandstorms in the desert passed on through the stories of our ancestors. We have ways to keep our eyes protected from the harsh conditions, but the horses are different from the camels. Camels have two rows of thick eyelashes to protect their eyes from the desert dust.  They are able to close their nostrils and their lips to keep out the harsh wind and desert dust. But Sitt Peters. Excuse me please, Sitt Peters. How do you wish to be addressed? It is different in my culture”.

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