To think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Much to my surprise- the doctor pretty much informed me that maybe I would be in need of glasses in five years but, not then. I could not believe the results and practically begged for reconsideration. I was insistent in my mind that I should be able to see more clearly than I was at the time. I was shocked and then disappointed. I felt no relief at all from the fact that I had healthy vision. I just wanted to wear glasses for goodness sakes!
Several years passing from that initial vision test and now being much older, I have a new concern. I actually need glasses and I do not want them! I have felt the sting from the realization that I now require vision aid! This time in my life, I just feel plain old! I could care less if I look any more “artsy” than I already am. Admitting I can see better now just means that I am old and my vision is the first sign of going down hill from here on out. It is depressing, really.
Well, while the need for real glasses is limited (at this point in time) I do appreciate that my improved vision is a huge help in my creative day. My bead-making takes less time, I am more focused and my product details are more clear to me as I create for hours at a time. As it turns out…I now see much better.