A woman walking who, at first glance, appeared to be having a rather angry exchange with her left breast. Then I saw the iPhone peeking out above her bra. Our eyes met. She smiled nervously then quickly looked away as we passed one another. Moments later my phone began vibrating. I answered. Just the muffled sound of traffic, a car horn, then silence.
Celebrate the imagination! It is what separates the human being from the video camera.
Stop what you are doing right now. Well, maybe after you read this. Then stop and look out the window and check out that blue, blue sky and those white, fluffy clouds. Better yet, go outside and take it all in: the warm sunshine, the breeze, and of course that sky and clouds I mentioned while we were both still sitting down. Now throw you arms wide and fill your lungs with life-giving oxygen. As you exhale, think to yourself, “It ain’t Mars, but it will have to do.”
Well, I’ve finally given in to wearing reading glasses. I’m nearsighted, so I have my regular prescription glasses for distance viewing, but over the last six months, the need for reading glasses has made itself abundantly clear (or should I say “slightly out of focus”). Now I have a special pair for the computer that filter out some of the blue light so they reduce eye fatigue, a pair for iPhone distance (also blue filtered), and a pair for working on my iPad Pro (blue filter, too). And yes, there is a difference in the optimal distance I hold my iPad and iPhone. Adapting to an aging mind and body at 68 years old is absolutely necessary. Oh boy, I can’t wait to see what the next 20 years can throw at me!
And in case you are wondering where I shop for my reading glasses (and why wouldn’t you?), my two favorite places are http://eyeneeds.com and http://readers.com. Both have cool styles and cool prices and fast shipping. I’ll see you around no matter how close or distant you may be standing at the time.