This photo certainly jolted emotions in the hearts of all at 20/20 magazine. A takeover of expression here is well justified.

Taken at Vision Expo West some years ago, l.a.Eyeworks’ Gai Gherardi and Margo Willits is seen here with 20/20 editor Gloria Nicola.

“Gloria was idiosyncratic, but in this unforgettably measured way,” recalls Brent Zerger, director of communications for l.a.Eyeworks.

“The moment she arrived to look at our new collection was always special. She was so supportive of us and many other independent eyewear designers. That she wore this frame in three different colors gave us so much happiness. As we say in l.a.Eyeworks parlance, Gloria was a fierce eyewear sister.”

With these precious thoughts and this photo from Brent in mind… Onward to a glorious 2022.

–James J. Spina