By Billy Hammond (Copyright AELS)

Written July 2, 2019

The nose piece on my glasses broke off yesterday evening.

For myopic people like myself, seeing without glasses or contacts is close to impossible. I’m now wearing an old pair of glasses with a stronger corrective prescription and getting eyestrain as a result.

Every time my glasses break (this is the first time in nineteen years, but there have been times before), I’m reminded how dependent I am on them to function normally. It’s a good reminder of human limitations that have to be supplemented with man-made technology.

眼鏡が壊れた

昨夜、眼鏡のノーズピースが壊れた。

私のようなキツイ近眼の人にとっては眼鏡かコンタクトなしで普通に見ることは不可能。今はより強い前の補正レンズの眼鏡を使って、目の疲れがひどい。

しかし、眼鏡が故障する度に(今回は19年ぶり)その大切さに気付かせられる。視力障害をもつ人がいかにも人間のテクノロジーに頼っているかとよく思い出させるものだ。

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(AELS出版英語書籍リスト)

 

I. Majoh Gakuin and Hikari Juku – Japanese Witch Schools Trilogy

1. Majoh Gakuin & Hikari Juku – Japanese Witch Schools

2. Lost Witch (The second book)

3. Fate & Magic (The final book in the trilogy)

II. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire Trilogy

1. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire

2. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire – Returns

3. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire – Challenges (The final book in the trilogy)

III. Fantasy fiction set in Japan

1. 21st Century Ninja

2. Regressed

3. Japanese Woman

IV. Fantasy fiction set outside of Japan

1. Dimension Jumpers

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