Do you ever feel that if you could just have THAT ONE THING, all your problems would go away? You’d stop having doubts about your relationship, you’d be on better terms with your parents. Your boss would promote you! All you’ve been destined for would materialize and boom! Before you know it, you have proven the philosophy-studying naysayers wrong — happiness is a destination, not simply a journey.
But what if that one magic thing existed? What if it were a pair of rose-colored glasses that actually carried the purported power of their lore — to bring optimism to whoever wears them?
For just one second, imagine that as an alternative truth. Let’s go with the notion that stuff is imbued with some sort of special power. That with a pair of rose-colored glasses, you can genuinely change the world inside of you.
Your whole mindset could shift.
Before you put on the glasses, you were enraged. But now, you’re cracking the fuck up. You don’t know why, maybe you just watched a Martin Short movie, maybe you didn’t.
You felt hopeless and shit out of luck. Frustrated and angry, like the world was against you, but now? Now you’re flying light like a feather over the world below you, lifting darkness wherever you see it.
And these glasses are powerful. So much so that even when you take them off, even if you resolve to never wear rose-colored glasses again, it will be too late to turn back. They’re part of you now. The pessimism has died and wherever you go, optimism stays with you, as satiating as avocado.
Wouldn’t it be nice?
Of course, the thing about rose-colored glasses — that one magic thing — is that the world inside of you is completely your own to control independent of what you wear over your eyes. It is magic, but glasses or not, you can make it. It’s just more fun with them.
Photos by Louisiana Mei Gelpi.