Friday, August 5, 2011

yesterday i lost my glasses in the ocean :(

they were prescription progressives, with made-to-order clip on sunglasses that gave them a john lennon-esque air, and i'd loved the frames so much that i had the lenses re-made for them just a few months ago, even though they were three years old. 

my family and i spent the better part of the day hunting for them with goggles and our feet on the ocean floor, all to no avail. it's amazing how bereft i felt at what was really a small loss, in the whole scheme of things. but they were my all-time favorite glasses and they don't make them anymore and i did feel sad.

then the sun and sky gave me this:

and this

 and this. 
and isn't that the way of things? 
in this world there is loss. 
there are troubles. 
and there is, still, glory.


Beth said...

Sounds like something I would do!
I'm sorry--I do know how certain items end up meaning a lot. Personally, I don't like having to pick out glasses, so when I get a pair I like, I want them to last and last, so I think it's okay to feel a bit sad.

But, WOW, did the sky compensate or what?!!!! Gorgeous! :>)

Ostriches Look Funny said...

I'm just glad you were still able to see the glory! I hate it when I can't see. I'm almost blind you know.

Isn't grace extravagant, isn't God full of gifts? I think we see them most when we stop looking for specific ones we want and just stare out the window, to the sea. Instead of glasses you got a sunset...
Maybe that's a better gift anyway.

Kay L. Davies said...

I just took a quick look to see if my glasses were in their appointed place on my desk. Whew. Would be very scary to lose them. Mega bucks plus my eyes both have artificial lenses, one focused at 15 inches and the other at 18 inches. Good for the computer and not much else.
I understand you being sad, and I also understand there is still glory 'round about us.
Luv — K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Can do mom said...

When I was a teenager, an older family member leaned over a dock and lost his glasses in mucky water. Brave soul that I am, I put my bathing suit on, waded in up to my chest and felt around in the muck with my toes and miraculously was able to retrieve his sunglasses!

Then a few years ago, my son and I were beachcombing for shells early in the morning in Florida (Atlantic side). We saw a man with a metal detector and asked him if he'd found any treasures. He told us no, that he was searching for a pair of prescription sunglasses he'd lost earlier that day. I asked him, "Do you mean these?" Turns out we'd found them 1/4 mile down the beach. What are the chances? I certainly don't talk to every person I see walking on the beach but I believe God led us to a divine meeting that day. He was thrilled. I'm only sorry your story doesn't have the same happy ending. :(

Love your photos. They are amazing, as always.

ayala said...

Sorry, Leslie. I feel lost when I can't find my glasses :(
I love your pictures.

S. Etole said...

And still you saw the beauty ... you have amazing faith, my friend.

Jodi said...

Sorry :( do you have an extra pair to see with? I'm so blind without mine,I keep an emergency pair.

Leslie said...

yes, i do have an extra pair, thank goodness. they were my least favorite pair of the two, because i don't see as well in them, but at least i CAN still see!

Michelle DeRusha@Graceful said...

I'm so sorry you lost your favorite glasses, Leslie...but so grateful God gave you (and me) eyes to see his wondrous creation.

Emily said...

a nearsighted whale is happy now.

Francesca said...

so sorry about your glasses (though I love the comment by Emily), and understand the frustration - when I broke my only pair, I was almost in tears. Actually, I was most definitely in tears.

Deborah Carr said...

You make me smile. Yes, fill in the loss.