BLIND AND DEAF
“Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.”
i picked up Helen Keller’s autobiography while i was at the browsing the shelves at the library today (yesh, i’m a nerd…). i’ve heard so much about her life and her courage in the face of losing her sight and hearing at the age of one, but i’d never actually read her story. so anyway, it hasn’t inspired countless numbers of people for no reason.
i’ve always had a fascination for people who function without their senses of sight and hearing and reading her story backed my belief that people without those senses are so much more observant than the rest of us who have all our senses. throughout the book, she keeps remarking about the beauty that is in the world and in nature. her wonder at the world is so rare and inspiring.
anywho, i’ll keep this posting short and leave you with a passage i thought was quite insightful…
…”in college, there is no time to commune with one’s thoughts. One goes to college to learn, it seems, not to think. When one enters the portals of learning, one leaves the dearest pleasures – solitude, books and imagination – outside with the whispering pines.”
“What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him. The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.”
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