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Saturday, December 06, 2008

The Eyes Have It

I was in my forties when I discovered I needed reading glasses. I can't remember how long I'd remained oblivious to the fact that my eyesight was getting worse, and then one evening I was in a restaurant with my mother, my older brother his family, and friends. My brother watched me struggling to read the menu in the dim light, and after a few minutes quietly handed me his glasses and said, "try these." ""Oh no," I replied, "I don't need glasses." "Just try them," my brother insisted. I did, and it was like one of those moments in a movie where the blind man recovers his sight. I wanted to leap from the table shouting, "I can see, I can see!"


Anonymous Jean said...

I remember the day I discovered to my complete delight that trees actually have leaves! LOL

4:15 AM  
Anonymous Lee said...

So far I have not needed glasses but any day now.................Sympathize with the character. Often wished that I have those kind of glasses especially when I see old geezers with sandals,dark socks, shorts ogling a young girl while attempting to suck in his gut or an obviously older woman dressed as a teenager.

12:46 PM  

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