August 17th, 2008

Expostulation

Vivid

There is something about new prescription lenses. It's an experience I don't necessarily recommend to someone who doesn't need to use corrective eyewear, and that everyone who does will probably recognise. Put on a brand-new pair of corrective lenses (whether eyeglasses or, I suppose contact lenses though I can't speak to that) and suddenly, everything in the world stands out and is...

Vivid.

It may be disorienting. It is attention-grabbing. Everything stands out, sometimes leaping out in fine-edged clarity that brings a pause and recollection at how transient life is. After all, mere seconds before the universe presented blurred edges hiding details. And this, too, this clarity will pass as well given time passing with an accumulation of scratches and lost tissue elasticity.