Wednesday, 3rd August 2016
Our eyes are super fragile. I used to get headaches before I got my ‘Golden Frames’. But now, they’ve disappeared.
But what’s also disappeared, is my dream of being a pilot.
I’ll also never be able to become a soldier, but then I never fulfilled the height requirements anyway.
The joke is, I always took my eyesight for granted. I never imagined that it could be such a fragile thing. That’s till I started seeing things blurry.
I could only distinguish colours on the TV screen. If I focused really hard, I could read the words in my textbook. I couldn’t even write a lot in you, unless I actually wrote with my nose stuck to the book. And you remember the worms on the blackboard, no?
I wonder if I will ever be able to see without specs again. Even Harry kept wearing specs after he learned magic, no? Maybe there are some things that even magic can’t solve.
But then, there’s also another problem, a much more major problem. Of having fragile eyes.
I’m half-blind in that sense. I wouldn’t equate myself to being like them, but I’ll say this: If I were given an option of being blind or being half-blind, I’d rather be completely blind.
Because then I wouldn’t miss what I had already experienced. And lost.
Don’t worry, dear diary, I’m feeling okay.
Hola! In case you’re wondering whether this post is a throwback to one of my diary entries, let me correct you.
I’m participating in Blog-A-Rhythm’s Bar-A-Thon! This entire week, I will be posting daily, based on the prompts given at BAR’s blog. Each post will be presented in a diary entry format. I have selected a theme to base my posts on, and the theme is “The Spectacled Journey”.
Many of us may or may not remember those weird days when we were diagnosed as myopics and given glasses to wear. This theme celebrates those fearsome days, which now serve as fodder for jokes and nostalgic memories.
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If you missed yesterday’s post on “What You Don’t Know about Specs till you Wear Them”, click here.