I was always the kid who sat in the back of the classroom according to last name. Problem was I never could read what was written on the chalkboard.
Sister would scribble math examples on the board which looked like hieroglyphics to me. Forget reading the homework assignments. It used to drive the nuns nuts...
Every night I called my best friend, Gloria to get the homework, which drove her nuts after awhile.
After a couple of years of squinting like a weasel and pulling at the corners of my eyes to see anything, I had my eyes checked. Yep, just as I had thought in my 10 year old brain-- I was blind as a bat. Nearsighted, to be exact.
Not only was I skinny and the tallest girl in my class, but also the Girl Who Wore Blue Rhinestone-embellished Glasses. The lenses were so strong and thick that they gave the appearance that my eyes were pinched together, like a goldfish's. Achhh….
Nothing much has changed since then. I’m still 5’8”--haven’t shrunk a millimeter, and my wire frames are parked on my nose. I don’t look like a goldfish, though. The lenses now make my eyes appear slightly larger, which is good.
The only difference now, because I’m older and living in a high UV state, I need cataract surgery in a couple of months. I should be able to see much better than I do now, which is like seeing the world in 3-D. I’d be a great asset working at Pixar…