(R to L) Isaac Asimov with his second wife, Janet Jeppson. The woman who "always made me feel welcome."
Photo: Jay Kay Klein

[78]  Dr. Asimov explains that, given the difference in size between Gulliver and the Lilliputians, items such as a needle and a thread, that would be plainly visible to any Lilliputian, might well be invisible to Gulliver’s grosser vision.

 

      In our own world, loss of sharp eyesight serves as a great aphrodisiac for ageing humans, who can’t see anymore the blemishes on their lovers’ bodies.

 

      In this respect Cataract operations are a grave mistake.

It's a dilemma:  Would you give up your  good eye-sight in order to stay in love with your ageing partner?

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