Low Definition

When we reach an age that I like to call the “Age of Enlightenment”, we might find it comes with eyestrain, and reading glasses.owl

There are glasses with small magnifications (1.25x to 1.50x) stored in just about every room in the house where reading might happen.

But never where there are mirrors. Except by accident.

I usually store them on the top of my head, a very old habit.

But, there was that one time. I did not automatically remove them when getting up to use the facility.

That was a mistake.

To view your early a.m. face with magnification can elicit quite the response.

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Shock. Awe. Horror. Wonder. Curiosity ?

How long had that almost 1 inch long chin hair gone unnoticed by family ?

When I questioned the husband, he looked over and said, “What chin hair ? ”

Love that man.Β Failing vision is a blessing in disguise.

We’ll stay in blissful ‘Low Definition’ for as long as we both can.

 

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75 Responses to Low Definition

  1. Sue Vincent says:

    I wear my glasses to drive in low light. Other than that, I prefer an Impressionists world πŸ™‚

  2. themomfred says:

    Oh yes πŸ˜‚ and if someone complains about your inability to read those tiny instructions, just tell them you are only being polite, and putting a rosey filter on their countenance πŸ˜‡

  3. Had to laugh, Van! I keep on complaining I don’t have enough glasses so I must put my ONE pair in ONE place or forget where I put them! LOL Ah, for the aging process. The other day I had my reading glasses on when I went in our bathroom, um yes, and was shocked at how dirty my sink was. How did THAT happen? Well, when your closeup vision goes things like dirt goes unnoticed, until you put the glasses on. How nice NOT to see dirt yet when I knew it was there, of course I had to clean! Perhaps I prefer the blurry. LOL

  4. You gotta love the man πŸ™‚ I think I will opt for the softer vision when avoidable.

  5. I love when that happens! Like missing a part of my shaven face in the morning, as if there was supposed to be a mohawk on the side of my cheek. I must remember to keep glasses in the bathroom. πŸ˜€

  6. grandmalin says:

    I share a love/hate relationship with my little 10x magnification mirror. πŸ˜„

  7. At times, a softer vision really helps..;-) … πŸ˜€ loved the post…

  8. Erika Kind says:

    Since I am nearsighted I still see very well near…. I see each new wrinkle appear!

  9. When you put those glasses on things seem lots clearer, older, dirtier, dustier etc. had to laugh Van!

  10. Val Boyko says:

    Waking up to soft impressions adds to our well being! Reality can wait for a while. 🌞

  11. TanGental says:

    You are a prompt stimulus… A story from my Mothers playbook returns at pace. Thanks Van. Husbands have their uses. Every home should have one.

  12. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    Van by the River with a reminder that when viewing oneself in the mirror wearing glasses is not necessarily beautifying but it does identify features that may have been overlooked. My husband who would view me with myopic bliss in the early morning had his eyes Laziked at 50.. not fair!

  13. macjam47 says:

    LOL! This was better than The Story Reading Ape’s Auntie Acid Monday’s. I have readers stashed everywhere, except where I need them. And that 10x mirror? Ugh! Wrinkles magnified! Mine are deep enough without magnification.

  14. roweeee says:

    Even worse that getting your vision fixed, is having young kids. They just tell it as it is or at least how they see it. They do all sorts of horrible things to your self-esteem. Thank goodness we have the two dogs to counter-balance the kids. As long as you keep giving them treats, a pat and the odd walk, the dog sees nothing in the wrinkle department.

    • Yep. I’ve had to apologize for my kids’ honesty on many occasions. They see and tell it like it is. It takes a strong ego to deal with all that. ☺ Thanks, Ro.

  15. Prior-01 says:

    Came here from smorgasbord blog and jus wanted to say this was a really fun post!

  16. Judy Martin says:

    I prefer to look in the mirror and see the blurred version, so much more flattering! You have a mn in a million there, Van! πŸ™‚

  17. What a lovely man your husband is. ❀ ❀ ❀
    I wear glasses and still miss the facial hair. Eke. My cats don't tell me either. o_O

  18. lbeth1950 says:

    It’s good when you age together.

  19. I opted for progressive bifocals while I was still teaching for an entirely different vanity reason. As the teacher’s manuals began publishing four student pages on a single teacher’s page, I needed glasses to read that fine print. But I’ll be damned if I’ll become one of those “old teachers” who wears their glasses on a chain! And so it began!

    • Oh, the glasses on a chain. There were so many of those, maybe before prominence of laser eye surgery ? I’d have trouble today with those teacher manuals. I even have trouble reading those Chinese fortune cookies…can the print get any smaller/fainter ?? Thanks. πŸ’

  20. What a crack up! Reading glasses all over the house, but I admit to the 10x zoom mirror in the bathroom just for those chin hair moments, lol!

  21. George says:

    Lol…I always pass a mirror in the morning, shave and get into the shower with my eyes closed. That way I can keep telling myself fictional stories my mind chooses to believe.😊

  22. joey says:

    I purchased a magnifying mirror for the weird hairs I couldn’t find. Fine enough. Then I was visiting my tri-focaled friend and she showed me hers and I almost died. Thank heavens no one sees me the way her mirror does, for I am red with black polka-dots and white flakes, and covered, truly, in downy white hair as they say all mammals are.
    I look fantastic in our main bath, with the dimmer switches and the soft bulbs and the antique mirror. It’s a kind space. I look 20 in there. You’re welcome to come take selfies in it, have a smile at faces gone by πŸ˜‰

    • Oh, my. I like my softer lighting too, Joey. It’s like a personal age filter. ☺ And then there are those fitting room high beams…they might be part of what is sending shoppers to the internet. ☺

      • joey says:

        Truly. Going to the post office to return an ill-fitting garment is better than a blink of fitting room lighting.

  23. Van, my wife say’s I’m blind as a bat without my glasses. Good thing, too. God knows, what a mess I’d see in the mirror looking back at me.

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