I have been ‘HD ready’ for a while.
For about a year and a half in fact.
It was only until a couple of weeks ago however when I finally managed to book an appointment for an eye test that all became clear.
“Please read the letters on the board for me, right down to the lowest line you can manage”
“A….. is that an E?.. and an O?….I’m sorry that’s all I see”.
The nice optician lady handed me a card with some interesting looking numbers on it and asked me to bring in my old pair of glasses to compare prescriptions. From the look on her face when I handed back what had fondly become known as ‘my librarians’, it was clear that I was going to need to choose some new spectacles.
On Sunday I picked them up and ….wow.
It’s like opening the window for a couple of minutes to clear a misted bathroom mirror, it’s like the difference between VHS and DVD, it’s like finding the optimum focus on a zoom of a camera, like peeling back the protective layer on a pane of glass, like drawing a black line around otherwise anonymous shapes with a pencil, finally revealing their true identity.
I see the world now in HD and I like it.