Claude Monet -- Artist's Garden at Giverny, 1900
I never considered being short-sighted and having to wearing eyeglasses a positive thing, although I was grateful for my corrective lens. But when I came across a fellow named Daniel at Mr. London Street, I enjoyed and appreciated reading his own view on being near-sighted:
“It’s great being shortsighted. Because any time I like I can take my glasses off and the world looks just like an Impressionist painting.”
Now, that's a delightful way to look at it. Which reminds me of the fun I used to have as a girl at Christmas time, when I could take off my eyeglasses and watch the twinkly lights on our decorated evergreen tree turn into halo-circled fairy-tale sparkles. Loved it.
For those of us who wear glasses, maybe we should take them off more often and give ourselves a new perspective on what we're looking at around us. Just sayin' !