Everything happens for a reason. When we get old we can’t see as well as the day before. Our hearing goes bad. We lament and whine that we need our glasses for everything. We can’t even read the directions on the shampoo bottle. But we don’t want to see what’s actually happening.
The mole on your face, the beauty mark which had been in a perfect spot your whole life making you look a bit glamorous, is now sprouting hair. And you look a bit more like a witch than you would care to admit.You’re not beautiful anymore. Your husband says he can’t see the hair though. Even your wrinkles look softer through his old eyes. We use reading glasses when we have to—but we cannot use them all the time because they don’t help with seeing the world from far away. They have an operation now that can fix all that. In and out and you have perfect vision. It’s like antibiotics. A magic bullet. Because antibiotics can cure everything—so they use it in everything. Even soap. And now we have diseases that can’t be cured with antibiotics—super-bugs that are going to kill us like before we had antibiotics. It’s just a matter of time. Soon the drive-thru eye operations will enable us to see even better than before—maybe better than anyone has ever seen. We will have x-ray vision. Or vision that allows us to see into the souls of others. This way we will be able to know who is filled with poison and who is not. Then we can get rid of all the people that are toxic and we won’t ever have to worry about them again.