Friday, July 2, 2010

Like strands of silver hair

I was an awkward kid, hiding behind these oversized Harry Potter glasses, when it was cool to wear tiny rimless frames. When I hit puberty, I finally convinced my parents to let me wear contact lenses on a regular basis.

Every school has labels. I don’t particularly remember being the cool kid, until I bid farewell to that hideous obstructive piece of eyewear that sat on the top of my nose. The day I embraced contacts, I saw this sudden transformation in my personality. I felt as if I was finally comfortable with who I was. Or so I thought.

My glasses then started playing hide and seek with the outside world. On the rare occasions, that I wore my glasses outside of the four walls of my house, I was restless and uncomfortable. It was like going back to being the little girl I so despised.

And then a little while ago another transformation came about. I found my soul-glasses just when I had given up. A gorgeous pair of black and blue wayfarers. I felt unusually drawn towards them to the extent that my contacts started to take a back seat in my life. Nowadays, when I am forced to embrace them again, I find myself ill at ease. I suppose I grew out of glasses just to grow fond of them again.

And why is any of this relevant? Because, I see this as an ultimate acceptance of who I am. Like an old woman who sports her silver strands as sign of the wisdom she has collected over the ages, I am going to sport these insanely quirky glasses, like they are an integral part of me.


Shreya said...

freeeeeeeeeak this is going on the Gita-Sita wall of fame :D

Picture, not the models but yours, is HOTness in purple :D

what would we do without these geek glasses!

The (un)Common Woman said...

Accepting who you are is difficult and if you can do that, awesome! Way to go gal with the glasses! ;)

Nads said...

Wah- wah kya post hai!!!

Hope you enjoy being the 'real' you. very few people have the guts to do that.

P.S love the new layout!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chica said...

This is so true. I felt just like this when I was subjected to big-old fashioned glasses in school ! U were so telling my story. Feels so strange, yet nice to know that thr are others who think like u ! Ha :)

K-ay said...

@Shre: I knowwww right!

@nads: Why thank you lady :)

@Uncommon woman: Thankyouuu!

@Chica: It is indeed :)

♪♪HARINI♪♪ said...

yay! congrats! :D
i used to hate my glasses too and when i turned 14 i got lenses. then a couple of years back they expired (or whatever its called) and Ive been wearing the rimless glasses ever since cos i was too lazy to get another pair :P