“Looking through crystal spectacles/
I can see you’ve had your fun.”
–Donovan, Epistle to Dippy (from Sunshine Superman album, 1966)
Back in the day we called them “trip glasses.”
Their multi-faceted lenses gave the wearer a kaleidoscopic view of the world which, we were told, was “just like an LSD trip.” Never having indulged in LSD, I can’t speak to the truth of that claim; the only trips I had while wearing them were over my own two feet.
Some advantages of trip glasses over LSD:
- Trip glasses weren’t illegal.
- No flashbacks cropping up at inopportune times.
- No danger of ingesting the questionable products of amateur pharmacists.
- A “trip” could be stopped at will simply by taking off the glasses and restoring normal vision.
Speaking of vision, 20/20 means perfect eyesight.
2020, however, refers to a year that will live in infamy for a whole lot of folks.
Wouldn’t it be great if we could stop 2020’s crazy train/roller coaster ride just by removing a pair of glasses?
Take care, everybody. We’re all in this together!