1001 Black Men–#132

I saw this guy at Farmer Joe’s grocery store, on Superbowl Sunday. Something about him gave the strong impression that he was not buying snacks for the big game. Perhaps it was the fact that among all the carts and hand baskets of tortilla chips, salsa, and beer his cart held some kiwis, a jar of organic egg whites, and a can of  pea soup. In any event, the reason I remember him so well is because I loved this guy’s glasses. The frames themselves were black and incredibly round and heavy. It’s a style that makes me look like an owl with two black eyes, but I always admire the look on those who can carry it off. There’s something wonderfully audacious about this unabashedly nerdy frame. In a world where vanity drives many to wear contact lenses, it’s a wonderful contrast to see those whose vanity drives them in the opposite direction– to wear classes that actually call attention to themselves.


PS: I still wonder what he did with those kiwis and egg whites and that can of pea soup.

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