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Do men make passes at girls who wear glasses?
07-SEP-2009

Do men make passes at girls who wear glasses?

Well, I'm soon going to find out if Dorothy Parker was correct when she said: 'Men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses'. I've finally had to accept that my eyesight isn't as good as it used to be and that if I wasn't going to poison my family by not being able to read cooking instructions or medicine doses, I would have to get reading glasses.
Despite the fact that the very pleasant optician told me that I had done well not to need glasses as soon as I passed
forty, I do feel that it's a sign of growing older.
Although I've come to accept the idea that I'm middled aged, helped by remembering the words of a friend who pointed out that once anyone turned 35 they had reached half of 'man's allotted span of three score years and ten', I really don't feel much different than I did when I was in my twenties. Okay, I'll accept that I need more sleep and that staying out half the night doesn't hold much appeal to me any more, but I think I'm pretty much the same person, with the same ideals and beliefs. That's not to say that I haven't acquired a certain wisdom (I hope) that comes with age, of knowing what's important and what's not.
So I will try to look at my new glasses as a badge of honour. And I will try to tear myself away from pbase and get back to reading.
These are my new glasses with a beautiful leather bound copy of 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' by Oscar Wilde which I picked up at a discount book store for less than the price of a paper back. A real treat and a book I look
forward to re-reading.

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Fay Stout01-Oct-2009 18:28
Glasses... they are so annoying. Mine spend much of their time on top of my head, within easy reach when I can't do without them, but always must wear them when I drive.
Nora van Beek10-Sep-2009 23:14
Wonderful image and a subject that many of us can relate to. My problem is that my reading glasses are never where I need them to be. ~V~
LynnH10-Sep-2009 01:57
You'll get accustomed to them in no time. The real hassle is taking them off and on several times each day without misplacing them! I hope you do get to re-read Dorian Gray, one of my favorites! And quite the choice for someone musing about become old and ugly (with glasses). Voting for this lovely picture.
Valene08-Sep-2009 15:42
Great photo and insight. I remember going through the same thing in my 40s. V
globalgadabout08-Sep-2009 15:14
this fine image, clearly taken without your glasses, looks sharp to me...but then I'm wearing my glasses to see that...insightful reflections on this inevitable progression of the faculties...your wisdom will see you through...V
Neal Nye08-Sep-2009 11:37
A wonderful image. Such an excellent choice of objects and the perfect book to illustrate this step along life's path. And just think, in 20 years or so, after your cataract surgery, you'll be able to see fine again without glasses!
pkocinski07-Sep-2009 22:55
Great image and nice composition and lighting on this.
Al Chesworth07-Sep-2009 21:56
Fortunatly mans allotted time has been and gone for me, I have been wearing glasses since I was 27 therefor the age thing is really irrelavent.
As for glasses and passes, well, you may be plesently surprised.
tinkerb07-Sep-2009 21:40
Sounds 'heart felt' but all I can say is, think yourself lucky you are not both long sighted and short sighted! It makes my life very difficult at times trying to use a camera.
routerer07-Sep-2009 21:14
Take a couple of inches off your hemline and most men wont even notice of you wear glasses.
Trust me.!!
john.
Betty Vlasiu07-Sep-2009 21:13
Splendid photo. Wonderful detail. v
bluebirdstar07-Sep-2009 21:07
Your photograph and your message are heartfelt here - be prepared to put the glasses in your purse when you see someone you want to meet. Studies have been made, guys find the picture of the same woman with and without glasses to only be interesting when not wearing glasses. But here is the upside, almost everyone will assume you are much smarter now! V
Stephanie07-Sep-2009 21:04
If you are only wearing reading glasses, then you're very lucky. I have worn glasses / contacts since I was 8 years old... I like the antique chest. Super shot.
laine07-Sep-2009 20:59
I figure if bad eyesight is the worst I suffer from then I'm happy to accept. I feel for little kids I see wearing them as they are more than a nuisance sometimes & to live a lifetime of them has to be worse than a few years as an adult. You will see those words jumping out off the page now...great shot !!
Nicki Thurgar07-Sep-2009 20:42
Aah... I wore glasses permanently until 2 1/2 years ago... had the operation to correct my severe short sight... and now I will probably need those reading glasses myself!Beautiful shot to illustrate your badge of honour :0)
Keith O'Brien07-Sep-2009 20:05
Ha! comes to us all - I was ok until my arms became too short to read the paper ;-) Nice photo btw!
Johnny JAG07-Sep-2009 20:05
I don't need reading glasses, but longer arms would help .....
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