My mom has a lot of opinions.
And two opinions she had about me are these: 1) she likes my writing (more than my singing, comedy or acting) and 2) she thinks I should be an eyeglasses model.
I used to have better than 20/20 vision, but things have changed.
I used to be vain about my excellent vision, but things have changed.
I now wear glasses for reading.
These days, I lean into the vision challenge I face when I am trying to read something in tiny print or in low light.
One such place was dinner the other night. Zappy, Mads, Jazzy and I reconvened to sip margaritas and celebrate. I hadn’t seen Jazzy since Palm Springs. Both she and Zappy had had birthdays in the interim.
Happy birthday, ladies!
All three women had experienced a week of highs and lows.
Like an exhausting roller coaster.
Uncharacteristically, my week had just been a little tiring, but not turbulent.
So I just listened.
At one point, Mads and Jazzy were talking among themselves. Zappy, with a little margarita verbosity, turns to me to ponder deep thoughts. Her comments felt like they were seeking an answer. To clarify, I asked, “do you want me to weigh in? Do you want to know what I think?”
She did. So I told her what I thought. When I was done, she looked at me and said, “You’re good.” Aw.
As the dinner was coming to a close, we had gone back to laughing and gabbing and celebrating their birthdays. All their troubles seemed far away from this moment. Zappy pulled out her glasses, and I don’t know how or why it happened, but we all took turns wearing them. And then we took headshots with them.
Mads said, “it’s the Sisterhood of the traveling computer glasses.”
I almost peed my pants I was laughing so hard at all our expressions. Especially Zappy’s. And they were HER glasses!
Jazzy sent us a collage of all the shots the next day and told us her co-worker called us: a Piñata of Lady Geeks.
Kind of true. IF our faces were a piñata, like Dora the Explorer or Nemo.
I think I will send the shot to my mom, in case she gets the inclination to send my photo in to an eyeglasses modeling agency.
Or just on her fridge so she can tell people who come visit her how I could have been a contender. Or a piñata.