Friday, April 13, 2007


A pair of specs, my first, the behtala, or forty-two’s, as they are called in my part of the world. The price tag is shocking; why, they define my face, I tell myself. A rite of passage; not insidious like the silver that demands that chestnut brown or henna red; but in your face and with a bang, now! Will the world look clearer? But not much will change. If by now, one is a softy with a sympathetic heart and a spigot of tears at will, so one will remain. Ok the need to be defensive goes, settled in your skin, this is what is, not much changes.

18 comments:

Cherie! said...

Flickr us an image will ya :P!

Ph said...

Yeah, agree with cherie, we want a picture!

AmitL said...

Oh,wow...a nicely price tagged pair of specs??Join the club.:)Quite liked the phrase 'softy with a sympathetic heart'...maintain that..not many of your ilk remain,in this rat race of a world.:)Cheers.

shiv said...

Welcome to the world of the far-sighted...( though not exactly that scientifcally speaking). It adds to your dignity, you know..not only to your age...this too is insidious like the silver streak, only that we keep adjusting till we can hide no longer. Finally it all depends on how we wear our age rather than allowing age to wear us down....

austere said...

cherie- you want to laugh at austere's folly, eh? bah.

ph- likewise, bah..

amit- :) is this a city thing you're doing haan, barodites stand up for each other? but thanks.

shivdoc- more of that and we can work out a sweet deal on any eyecare I may need for the next thirty years, eh? yes, I know about insidious, had to hold visiting cards at an angle to read the fineprint. Not bad a pair of specs, really. :)

Ricercar said...

my first wrinkle cream - we talked about it - thats what this reminds me of :)

E said...

Bah Bah Black see~:p?

GhostOfTomJoad said...

Okay, if not you...can we see the spects plese? :-)

Proxima said...

I got my specks when I was nine, they said I would only need to wear them a year and never again, LIARS!! Here I am 23 years later and my face is still bespeckled as I can no longer wear contacts after the eye surgeries.

-P

abbagirl74 said...

I would like to see a picture also please. No laughing at your folly here.

austere said...

ricer- you wont believe this, but I recalled that conv too!

e- silk! way too hot for wool, sir.

mr ghost- yaya, wish wish.more of that and...

proxima-hope you got one killer frame then, eyetaliyan lookin or somethin?

abbagirl! YOU TOO! how can you do this to me!

ok ppl, looking for the double strand of pearls and soff light to accesorise, will shoot once I find , ok?

Sathya said...

Hi aust>> Welcome to the league :p

Kitna ta power?


sathya

austere said...

sathya- how are you? no update for v long, now. And the bike?
not much, point five and point seven-five.

mago said...

"42's" - as you say: With a bang.
When it is rite de passage - where did you come out? Is only the "need to be defensive" gone? No more attacks - than it is a fine accessoire.
Thank you for the asopalav.

austere said...

you're welcome, mago.
yes the need to explain and be good always is gone. Not long gone, just recently.
:)

Paavani said...

What a nice way to write…

Chasma khardina hain Mahga .

austere said...

bahoot mehnga. Like gehna only.

mystic rose said...

:).

a rite of passage.. indeed.

william dalrymple.. couldnt help oticinghtat exquisite looking cover..

was the book good?