Respectable Spectacles

Glasses, spectacles….I have been wearing them since I was 10 & a half years old. This month (can’t remember the date) will mark the 20th anniversary of me being a four-eyes boy. I can remember thinking that it was a huge deal for me to get glasses. Why? Cause my dad had glasses, my mom had glasses & my sis had glasses. We were the friggin’ glasses family. When the eye doc said to my dad that “your son will need to start wearing glasses”, I went “Whoo hoo”!

So I started wearing them and the first day it felt like I was wearing a ton of bricks on top of my nose. I hated them! I thought they looked cool but it felt weird having something on top of my nose although it made me see better. I wished at that point that it would only be temporarily…and here we are two decades later.

But I was excited about it; I thought it was so grown up. Yeah, I was 10 what do you expect me to be? So excited that when my parents & my sister were out the next evening and I was bored at home, I decided to call my grandma and tell her the news! What’s so nutty about that you say? I lived in Kuwait at the time and my grandma was back home in Cochin! Yeah, so fucking sue me already.

Anyway, I hear about these Lasik surgery; laser surgery that can rectify, among other eye problems, myopia. And I read about Zlanth from Ottawa (Canada) getting it done to get rid of his glasses. He seems very happy about it and is quite pleased to be spectacles-less. I have been thinking about doing the same myself, probably towards the end of the year but then I think : What will I push towards my forehead when I want to emphasize something I am speaking!

Song for the day – “Save Your Scissors” – CITY & COLOUR