Friday, March 14, 2008

Who's That Girl?

3/14/08 - Glasses
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Right now what you're looking at is a love-hate relationship. I got new glasses this week, and after wearing them for one day I decided I.HATE.THEM. I am not kidding when I say I had a meltdown, an identity crisis. I believe part of the problem is that I have had the others for at least 3 years, if not longer, and glasses sort of define a person's personality.

When I looked in the mirror, the person looking back just didn't look familiar to me. She seemed very formal, uninteresting, even OLD if I dare say it, with her gold rims and powder pink arms. The other girl in the cool, metallic brown frames used to be fun and sporty (or at least had learned how to be). I don't know who this girl is. People get impressions about you from the way you look. What would they think about me?

I have begged friends and family to tell me they hated them, and no one would assent. No, they were all overly accepting and even flattering over the new look. All I needed was one bad critic, and I was running back to Walmart to return them for a full refund. But no one would give me the satisfaction.

So here we are. Me and my new glasses. We're slowly becoming used to each other, although there are still adjustment issues that must be addressed. I think we're gonna make it, though.


  1. Do you really want the honest truth? They are nice, but I don't think there you. I would go back to the eye place and just tell them that you aren't satisfied with them. I say this in love and not in meanness at all. Hey, that is what sister's are for!

  2. Glasses don't make the person. The inner person, the quiet, peaceable spirit, that makes the person. Who we are before God. That is our identity. Whether a person is sporty or dignified or sophisticated, these are all qualities that occur at random moments and are some of the many facets of your personality. The tres chic frames with powder pink arms are just another dimension of that special personality.

  3. I don't think they are yucky. I'm all about glasses...I actually let the girl talk me into chocolate and TEAL glasses this time. So, I'm not a great judge!


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