I am enormously grateful for my functioning rods and cones, for my decent vision and this color saturated world we get to live in.  What a pleasure it is to look, to notice the bright red berries on the evergreen shrub outside my window, the pale yellow cottonwoods, the vivid white of a clean sheet, the delicate robin egg blue of toothpaste on my toothbrush, the metallic black of a passing car.