After a long winter, I forget about my sunglasses, how they help me see the world without getting headaches or my eyes feeling heavy on bright, sunny days. Today was the first day I put my sunglasses on this year. A symbol of spring progressing. I put them on and felt relief, acknowledging that not wearing them was causing my head distress. It had been so long since I last wore them.
Later in the day, I went to a shopping centre to get food, forgetting that I had my sunglasses on. I smiled, realising that I should have brought my regular glasses in. I was in an interesting position: my prescription sunglasses helped me see more clearly, but in shops with lower lighting -- a supermarket and a coffee shop -- it was somewhat difficult to see what was around me. I felt a little moment of joy. That feeling you get when a situation isn't quite how you would have imagined but you bask in it anyway; you resign to what isn't ideal and instead embrace it. I bet people were somewhat confused why I was wearing sunglasses indoors. Yet it made me happy.
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