Friday, December 14, 2012
"You look weird" sans specs
While at Ian's Christmas party last weekend, a few of my friends made a big stink about how "weird" or "different" or "not me" I looked without my glasses, and it got me thinking... How can I look less me by being just me? And, how, after only wearing glasses for six months, do my glasses already define my look?
I don't blame my friends for reducing me to a pair of specs, I get that they're used to seeing me a certain way, but it still left me feeling strange. I mean, some days I look in the mirror and think, "what's missing" and realize it's my glasses. And, some days I long to hide behind my plastic frames and lenses. But, in the long run, I don't know how I feel about being told I don't look like myself without them.
What are your thoughts on being defined by one feature or accessory? I'm I over thinking this?