{npm18: 4.19}

While I haven’t had anywhere near Liz’s adventures with specs this month I’ve been back and forth with them, and start today with a new pair – in a new, much smaller shape.

It’s funny – my first glasses were so big (okay, it was the eighties… all glasses were big. As was hair). As styles grew sleeker over time, I continued to wear mine wide and face obscuring. And now, as styles have widened and broadened so everyone looks like Edna Mode from The Incredibles? I’m going the other way, to try something different.

There’s never a day when I’m going to feel like I need to show off my face… but maybe it’s past time to consciously choose to stop hiding?


“windows to the soul,”
these eyes with their two clear panes
have worn shutters
but now, new day beginning,
we, brave, throw those curtains wide

3 Replies to “{npm18: 4.19}”

  1. Getting used to glasses is such a challenge in terms of both vision and vanity.
    I like the new ones! Don’t hide your beauty! And don’t put them in the oven!

  2. Nice specs! I started wearing glasses in second grade — my first pair were red and white candy stripes. 🙂 Since wearing contacs, I find having glasses on my face cumbersome. But I do like to hide behind sunglasses. 🙂

  3. Hey, I got new glasses just two weeks ago! I’m still getting used to them. They feel so much bigger than what I’ve had in the past. Alas, with my bifocals I can’t get away with narrow glasses any longer.

    And I totally get hiding my face. Even when contacts were an option for me, I felt naked without my glasses. They do a fantastic job these days of covering up the dark circles. What more could I ask for?

    Love this poem.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.