Optician Joseph Carbone always knew the problem was there. Like a dull persistent headache just below the surface, it never went away.
He did his best to ignore it until one day both the problem and the answer walked through the door.
A Navajo Indian boy from the reservation had an appointment to be fitted for a new pair of glasses. The cost was being picked up by an unknown benefactor.
The kid put on his new glasses, looked outside and started to laugh and cry at the same time.
He explained why in one sentence: “I didn’t know trees have leaves.”