Thousands of miles away, somewhat Oblivious to that fact was Adam who groped around for his glasses in order to read a book from his personal library. He was as blind as a bat without them and he absolutely loved his favorite activity which was reading his books.
One pleasant day in the month of May his favorite pastime of reading was interrupted as bone-chilling sirens screamed throughout the atmosphere signaling a nuclear attack was beginning. All week long the news had threatened that this could happen. The Russia/Ukraine situation was worsening and it looked like the inevitable would soon happen. A chain-reaction of destruction was now spreading around the world. Within minutes the skies were filled with nuclear warhead missiles.
The threat of nuclear war had been around for decades. However Adam was well prepared. He had the most sophisticated bomb shelter money could buy. His pantry was stocked with food that would far outlast his lifetime.
As he entered his luxurious shelter he realized he would probably never surface from this tomb. His private collection of books would rival the library of congress. He would live out his life quite pleasantly as he would delight in reading his collection of books for the rest of his life without interruption.
That evening he sat down with a book and started to read it but discovered he couldn’t. Ah yes, his glasses, where had he placed them? He got up and retraced his steps as he groped around.
The side of his hand accidentally bumped them and pushed them off the table and he could hear them fall to the floor.
He immediately got on all fours and crawled around searching for them. He found them fairly quickly which put a big smile on his face. He immediately put them on. His face changed from a smile to stark terror as he realized both lenses were severely cracked rendering his glasses completely obsolete.