Ohmigosh, it's 7:30 at night and it's my first moment on the internet. I feel shaky, nervous, so deprived! We've been out shopping--shopping!--and I got new shoes (badly needed), an eye exam, new contacts, and new glasses.
I don't know what else, but a bunch of stupid details that don't matter took from 10am until 7:30pm. Sheesh.
Long story short, I haven't worn contacts in six months. I don't have a pair of glasses. (Well, now I do.) This isn't as bad as it sounds: one eye is as badly near-sighted as the other eye is far-sighted. They balance out. The eye doctor said that was very odd, but that they sometimes make people's prescriptions like that on purpose instead of using bifocals.
I'm naturally odd. I kind of like that.
So after six months, I was completely unprepared for a world of clarity. Oh my god! It's amazing. Everything has edges. Clean, clear edges. The clouds have wispy fine edges, the trees are just chock full of green, crispy depth, and the mall had this mosaic of tile that was fascinating.
And the people! I swear, I was this close to grabbing strangers in the mall by their cheeks and checking out every last line, pore, and pimple on their face. Indescribable!
The world looks so cool right now, I'd suggest anybody who wears glasses to go without for a few weeks, just so they can re-appreciate how cool the world looks.
I mean, I could see Every Blade of Grass! I even saw a spider web before I ran into it! Wow, so pretty!
And then I went home.
OH MY GOD I NEED TO CLEAN.
OH MY GOD I REALLY, REALLY, REALLY NEED TO CLEAN.
So that was my day. Since DH is home, he's been taking me everywhere for all the little errand and details stuff I let slide when I'm home alone. He hasn't yet noticed I only have three pairs of pants, one of which is way too big. (The other too small, but let's not go there.) I'm not mentioning it because I hate shopping.
All this errand-running drives me crazy. The details of life take FOREVER. It's a full-time job! I usually skip them, which is a large part of the reason I haven't gotten around to getting new glasses or new shoes or new pants in six months. Just keeping up with the dentist has been a third (fourth?) job.
I am glad to be able to see, though.
Let's bring this around to writing, just so I feel productive. How do you see the world in a whole new way? How do you shift your perception, so everything the same looks entirely different? Or when have you?
Hey, it's almost Sunday. How's the WIP going? The writing? The reading? What are you guys reading right now?