I recently made a purchase I’ve been resisting for some time. Why was I resisting? It meant admitting I had a problem. I was confirming the inevitable. Truth be know, I can no longer ‘manage‘ without my glasses. Aging is like being that slow driver in the fast lane. You know, like when someone ‘s suddenly right there, in the rearview, tailgating. I had to ask myself, “when did that happen?”
Say “hello” to my little friend.
The days of ‘forgetting’ my reading glasses at home, but still managing to read a menu at the restaurant or labels at the market are long gone. Do you remember singing this song on school bus trips? Every kid took a turn making up a verse:
“There’s bananas, bananas wearing pink pajamas in the store, in the store.
There’s bananas, bananas wearing pink pajamas in the Corner Master’s store.
My eyes are dim, I can not see,
I have not brought my specs with me.
I have not brought my specs with me.”
It continues around the bus with the likes of “dogs, dogs chasing after frogs” or “kittens, kittens wearing yellow mittens”. Well, you get the picture. The point I was going to make (yes I do have one) was how ironic it is that, as kids, they teach you these fun little diddy’s about ‘dim eyes’ then before your aging brain even forgets the song, shazam….you infact have ‘dim eyes’. What a cruel and strange sense of humor those teacher’s had. Were they having a secret giggle about the inevitable future of their charges?
Luckily, corrective eyewear, dare I say it, has gotten very stylish. I almost look forward to getting a new pair every now and again. The once nerdy black rimmed glasses look hot:
With the right glasses, you can even rock the ‘librarian’ look.
No one can sidestep the aging process. Oh, there are those who will try, but then you’ll see them actually ‘walk‘ on stage. Suddenly, all the smoke and mirrors can’t hide the fact that they are, just like everyone else, getting older.
What’s MY plan of attack? Remember to wear my glasses, maintain a healthy dose of denial and remain young at heart. Really, what else can you do?
Joan Rivers-David Shankbone via Wikipedia
The Mentalist – Fanpop.com
Librarian – tvtropes.com