…when you’ve been joking about being the only person in your family who doesn’t need glasses…and your girlfriend gives you a vision test for fun…and you discover that apparently you might be nearsighted. FML. Apparently seeing two faces when you lean in to kiss someone is NOT normal.
Going to the eyedoctor, tomorrow. :(
Perceptions are amazing and frightening things. I wore my pentacle on the bus today; in comes a young woman with three kids. She spies the star around my neck- I see fear in her eyes…she steers the little ones away.
They sit by an old, dark-skinned gentleman. They chat amiably. He touches the littlest girl’s shoulder- the mother laughs. The girl smiles.
The mother never notices the electronic prison bracelet around his ankle. He looks at me, winks, and I turn my eyes to the window. A storm is coming. I wait.