…”Joel got new glasses” is big news.
Reactions are of two types: “You look like you again! I missed the glasses,” and “They look so ordinary. They’re not super-thick or anything.”
The world has taken on a wonderment of new details I’d never bothered to notice were missing before. I’m sure in a few days it’ll all be normal again, but right now I feel rather like one of Anne Rice’s vampires shortly after the change. Without the homoeroticism, NTTAWWT. But the aversion to sunlight does sort of apply – the world is much brighter than it used to be. And colors are much more complex: Propane fire, for example, used to be just blue. Now there are all sorts of nuances, some of them positively neon. And my distance vision is amazing! I have this sudden urge to take up benchrest shooting.
A lot of this came from the surgery, of course, not the glasses. But it’s great to have the whole package at last.