“It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.” ~ Helen Keller
Today is the birthday of Helen Keller, who could see nothing physically, but who had vision that has blessed many. She might have held this shell without knowing its color and spots, but knowing in tender touch its roundness, spirals and ridges, the precious point where they ended, the way it nestled in her palm and told silent stories of the sea. If we are attentive and tuned to all our senses, we may find new dimensions of beauty in our surroundings. One way of showing gratitude is by using all the senses I have been given to be aware of the world around me, to have vision beyond sight.
Lovely, Mary Ann! Another blog featured Helen Keller recently–I am always newly amazed at what she accomplished; her life was surely one of God’s modern day miracles.
I strive, Mary Ann, but fall down so badly sometimes that I fear it’s all for naught. But I strive still.
I know you do Sam, and never for naught. I miss the mark, too. I admire Helen Keller but I didn’t really know her. I do know my 40 year old son, who in spite of his lack of vision sees more than I do every day, and that spurs me to keep trying. It is good to have your company on the path.