It has finally hit me. The age thing with the eyes thing. (See? I can’t even say it.)
So lately my cell phone messages can only be read from an arm’s length away. My sister warned me about this. That when I get older my eyesight will decline. I never believed her. I always had good vision. I could read signs from afar. I can spot missing siblings in a crowd. Coins on an asphalt road. My Mom’s earring under the restaurant table. That was me. I was the one with clear vision.
Alas. I need glasses now. I have to get used to it. My friend put things in perspective. (She’s worn glasses since 3rd grade.) So I shall bear it with lightness as best I can.
Thank god the wayfarers are back – and yes, Ray Ban is not tied to sunglasses – I didn’t even know that til my friend took me to meet the Ray Ban folks in their head office somewhere in Makati.
Age isn’t so bad. Sometimes.
Shallow, I know. But I needed to write this to tell my nieces – you will need glasses, too, someday! That’s the way it goes, kids. So max out your days in the sun with just your shades on.