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A little drama about glasses/Mala drama o naočalama

Updated: Mar 7, 2022

Yesterday morning after coffee in the neighbouring cafe, I went to the beach which is just a few meters away, across the road. It was very hot, and I agreed with Sara that we would go straight into the water. As always, my entry into the water is never gradual as I jump into the water with my head forward. So, Sara and I swam for about twenty minutes in the warm, pleasant sea. Usually, Sara stays in the water longer than me. As I was going out, I suddenly remembered that I didn’t recall taking off my glasses before entering the water. The little worry was slowly increasing and as I searched my bag, then Sara's, then mine again, I felt my panic grow. The glasses were nowhere to be seen. I went back into the water right away and dived a few times, but I didn’t see much. I do not see well normally, out of water, and under water everything is blurry. I invited Sara to dive with a mask, but she didn't see my glasses. Then I borrowed her mask and I tried diving alone. The place from which I usually jump into the water is shallow but the depth of the sea changes abruptly. Unfortunately, after continuous diving in a circle of ten meters in all directions, I saw many beautiful fish, but my glasses were nowhere to be seen.

That's where I started thinking about how to use a cell phone without glasses. Not to mention that at work I promised to be in touch by email from time to time. It is not a problem for far vision, since I do not drive or watch TV here, but I am handicapped without my reading glasses. Right in the middle of that little drama of mine, a dear friend from high school came to visit me and I shared my concern with her. We immediately agreed to go look for some glasses to buy. I was lucky that in the first pharmacy we entered we found glasses of various dioptres, and I was delighted to find glasses with which I could read. And so, I replaced my expensive multifocal glasses of £400, with one of £10 and was very, very happy.

Whilst back in Cambridge I thought about bringing my replacement glasses, but decided there was no need, because what could happen?


If I hadn't been lucky enough to find replacement glasses, I wouldn't have been able to write to you. And here I am in these pictures with the new glasses. They don't even look bad, do they?


Kristina

Saturday, July 31st, 2021


Mala drama o naočalama

Jučer ujutro nakon kave u susjednom kafiću otišla sam na plažu koja je udaljena samo nekoliko metara, preko puta. Bilo je jako vruće i dogovorila sam se sa Sarom da idemo ravno u vodu. Kao i uvijek, moj ulazak u vodu nikada nije postepen jer skočim u vodu s glavom naprijed. Tako smo Sara i ja plivale dvadesetak minuta u toplom, ugodnom moru. Obično Sara ostaje u vodi duže od mene. Dok sam izlazila, odjednom sam se sjetila da se ne sjećam da sam skinula naočale prije ulaska u vodu. Mala briga polako se povećavala i dok sam pretraživala svoju torbu, pa Sarinu, pa opet svoju, osjetila sam kako mi raste panika. Naočale se nigdje nisu vidjele. Odmah sam se vratila u vodu i zaronila nekoliko puta, ali nisam vidjela mnogo. Normalno ne vidim dobro, izvan vode, a pod vodom je sve mutno. Pozvala sam Saru da roni s maskom, ali nije vidjela moje naočale. Zatim sam posudila njezinu masku i sama zaronila. Mjesto s kojeg obično skočim u vodu je plitko, ali se dubina mora naglo mijenja. Nažalost, nakon kontinuiranog ronjenja u krugu od deset metara u svim smjerovima, vidila sam mnogo lijepih ribica, ali naočala nije bilo.

Tu sam počela razmišljati kako neću moći koristiti mobitel bez naočala. Da ne spominjem da sam na poslu obećala da ću s vremena na vrijeme biti u kontaktu putem e -pošte. To nije problem za dalekovidost, jer ovdje ne vozim i ne gledam televiziju, ali sam hendikepiran bez naočala za čitanje. Usred te moje male drame, u posjet mi je došla draga prijateljica iz srednje škole koju dugo nisam vidjela, ali sam podijelila s njom svoju zabrinutost. Odmah smo se dogovorili da odemo potraziti neke gotove naočale. Imala sam sreću što smo u prvoj ljekarni u koju smo ušli pronašli različite dioptrije, a ja sam bila oduševljena pronalaskom naočala s kojima sam mogao čitati. I tako, zamijenila sam svoje skupe multifokalne naočale od 400 funti s jednima od 10 funti i bila sam jako, jako sretna.

Dok sam još bila u Cambridgeu, razmišljala sam o tome da ponesem zamjenske naočale, ali zaključila sam da nema potrebe, jer što se može dogoditi?

Da nisam imala sreću pronaći zamjenske naočale, ne bih vam sad mogla pisati. I evo me na ovim slikama s novim naočalama. Čak i ne izgledaju loše, zar ne?


Kristina

Subota, 31. srpnja 2021.


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