Did you know there is a veil in front of your eyes? Not really over them and not exactly a veil, it looks more like a fine net attached to the safari hat you're wearing. Which suits you perfectly. A veil is for maintaining mystery - your net is pure survival function. You could not live in this world of yours without it. Things that bite are kept at bay and the grid of wires frames every vision you have. Times are changing though.
Your eyes have begun to focus differently, more slowly. Shifting focus is harder with time. You can no longer see the net - it's too close for you to focus on it. You find yourself having to adjust distances if you want to be able to trust your perception. So let's talk about distances. Let's talk about the one between you and what you want.
Don't think of it in terms of miles, think of it in terms of years. Chunks of lifetime.
Net or no, you've been bitten.