Saturday, January 26, 2008

Glasses: half full or half empty?

Melinda June faces presbyopia head-on (although she doesn't see it -- har, har!) and makes an impassioned case for embracing the fashion implications of one's eyewear. A few years ago I, too, accepted the consequences of seasons spent eyeballing the dry, abrasive print of medical texts and got some spectacles myself. However, in solidarity with MJ, I realize that they were as much for effect as for refraction; when stalling for time to answer a diagnostic question I'll find myself peeling them from my face, placing one earpiece in the corner of my mouth, and muttering "hmm" while affecting a thoughtful frown....


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