It's a dreary process, getting old...er. I'm not old. Not yet. I'm NOT! And among the most noticeable thing when you look around at my age group, is the increase in glasses. If you go on the Men Behaving Badly qualification of life, (an old UK comedy, which in itself dates me a little!) I used to be a 'normal girl.' I'd 'never read a book in my life.' Oh, how the times have changed! But even from my early twenties I was dabbling in lens usage. With the approach of the big 4 0, however, I had to have reading glasses all the time. The start of the slippery slope.
Over the last month or two, I've conceded another milestone and now am using them to see the food I'm eating, and unless I want to poison my family with mouldy bread etc, when I cook or prepare food as well. Woe is me!
This increase in glasses use is both annoying and frustration. If I wear them, the moment I turn away from what I am doing the room blurs out of existence, so I end up perching them on the end of my nose like an old school mistress and peering over the top. My mother has recently had her cataracts done and has joined me in the reading glasses brigade. She has bought one of those strings for hers, so she doesn't have to keep hunting round to find them. I'm not that defeated yet!
And so I come to the Fontanelle. You were wondering, weren't you? I always thought I had a bit of a prominent dent in the middle of my crown, not so you'd notice - long hair hides a multitude of sins, but I can feel it. Turns out it is the ideal place to sit your reading glasses when they're not in use. I can do most things and they never budge. Result! I look cool and trendy (I DO!) and can have my glasses at my fingertips in an instant.
Peace and tranquillity returns - as long as the blasted things don't get caught in my hair!
(Converted to sepia as the telly light was shining blue on my face, making me look like an alien!)
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