Sunday, 25 August 2013

Reading Gestures

Reading Glasses

The process of getting to use reading glasses seems to be a gradual one, in the sense that it takes the eyes/brain time to get used to them. On the other hand, getting used to them means that not using them feels different to the way it felt before I started using them. Are you with me so far?
I thus notice I’m starting to develop certain reflexes I tend[ed] to associate with old age. Such as, holding a piece of paper further away on an outstretched arm when I want to read but don't have the glasses on me.
Great fun, getting old. On the positive side: the whole purpose of reading glasses is to keep myself able to read. I read, therefore I am.

Image by Walt Stoneburner, Creative Commons license

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