How I See Things

How I See Things
Cartoon-like drawing in shades of dark to medium purple. Eyes with beautiful eyelashes, looking through a pair of glasses.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Prunes on my nose

When I was a little girl, I loved to watch the tv show, "Electric Company." It had a highly creative and wacky point of view on the world in many different ways. It came on after Sesame Street, if I remember correctly. I think it was Mr. Roger's Neighborhood, then Sesame Street, then Electric Company. I was told Electric Company was "for older kids."

One of the silly characters in the tv show sat on a bus stop bench for all of her skits. She wore glasses. I wore glasses. My dad wore glasses.

In one of the skits, someone sat down next to her on that bench. They were chatting about who knows what. The other person kept pushing their glasses back up on their nose. Finally, they asked the lady, "I see you don't push your glasses up your nose constantly. How come?"

The main character lady said, "I used to always push my glasses up on my nose, but I got tired of it, so I solved the problem."

The visiting character said, "How?"

The main character lady said, "I used prunes." And she showed how, underneath her nose piece of her glasses, she had two prunes. One on either side of her nose.

My dad LOVED prunes. He drank prune juice. I ate prunes and drank prune juice. I have a memory of him even making them by soaking plums in water one weekend. We were really poor. ::shrug:: so it was one of the things we ate.

My dad and I saw that skit together. He thought it was brilliantly, wackily funny. I agree.

My new glasses keep slipping down my nose. I love wearing them because they are actually helping me see better!! But I am getting tired of constantly shoving them up my nose.

Maybe I need to get a pair of prunes. 

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