Reaching middle age has brought together my own self-perception and my existence in the world: it's not shocking but it does make one stop and think
I'm long-sighted and needed reading glasses from age 43ish - I have a pair in every room of the house and in all my handbags and my beloved walking/hiking bum bag and I remember feeling that 'ageing' sensation when I received my first prescription. I'd finally run out of 'arms length'. Holding my Kindle as far away from my eyes as I could. It's something you get used to eventually. I am also particular about my texts. I still use apostrophes!...and occasionally exclamation marks.