Eyeglasses | East Wenatchee, WA | April 2020

The origin of optics goes back 4,000 years to crystals used by ancient Egyptians to — I’m guessing — read jokes. (“Why was the Egyptian kid so confused? His daddy was his mummy.”) Today my #2 stay-put pursuit is reading, mostly news and novels, using the miracle of spectacles. Melted sand shaped to bend light that makes objects appear larger and clearer? In my book that’s pure magic — the physical into the wonderful. And these days we need to appreciate the world’s wonders wherever, whenever we can.

[In photo: Eyeglasses with shadow in strong evening sun. By the way, my #1 stay-put pursuit is the enjoyment of cooking and eating. It satisfies all the senses.]