In recent years I’ve been experiencing the usual decline in eyesight that comes with getting older.
In fact, I have a rather expensive and beautiful pair of glasses with graduated lenses somewhere – I haven’t seen them since I moved from North York. By the time I find them my prescription will have changed and the frames will be out of style. Or do you think cat’s eye frames are classics? Kidding!
Lately I’ve noticed that I’m having real trouble distinguishing brown from black. When the colours are next to each other, like they are in our TV room rug, it’s no problem. But on their own, I’ve made several errors. After the memorial for my friend Joe I realized I had been wearing a brown belt with my black outfit. This isn’t a big deal but I thought it was black when I chose it to wear. On Friday, I wore brown shoes thinking they, too, were black. I noticed my error halfway through the day. Granted, the belt and the shoes are brand new and I was wearing them for the first time. Maybe that has something to do with it? But when I bought them I thought they were black.
Has anyone else experienced this? I always thought navy and black were difficult to distinguish from each other. But now I’m having trouble with dark brown. Maybe they’re making dark brown, darker? Almost, shall we say, black?