what do some following pharses mean?
Dad had taken me to pick them out because he said I was a good reader and it was important to take care of my eyes, they were the only ones I was going to get. Sometimes I stared straight up into the filaments until it hurt, then switched off the lights quickly so the night came out in floating spots.
I don't get what the writer means.
Espeically " they were the only ones I was going to get" part, and "so the night came out in floating spots".
And in "until it hurt", what does 'it' refer?
Sorry, my question is little bit confused.