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Published on April 22nd, 2013

guat glasses mainI’ve been thinking about glasses recently.  I want to get a new pair because I need an updated prescription.  It seems that reading has become more of a challenge for my aging eyes.  I’m doing the whole “holding things far away just so I can read” thing.  It’s all good.  I like glasses.  I’ve worn them since 5th grade.  It’s a way of life for me…and it’s easy.  I simply go and get a new pair.  Options on lenses, frames, and even doctors are unlimited.  I have so many options it’s almost annoying. Sounds like a first world problem.

I spent a few days in Guatemala recently, and I met a young man with glasses (we actually traded glasses for this picture!).  He’s cool.  Having a pair of glasses for him is much more complicated.  His pair was actually given to him by a visiting eye doctor.  He can see through the generosity of someone else.  Perspective can change you…humble you…inspire you.  All three of those things happened to me through simply spending time with a young boy with glasses.

 

4 Responses

  1. Jean Mitchell

    I like your black rims

  2. Jean Mitchell

    I like your black rims

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