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Friday, August 24, 2012

2012-08-24 – Friday Whisper – A Blind Man…

What does a blind man see when sitting in a bus going home?

What does a blind woman see when attending a wedding?

What does a blind man see when he opens the door in the morning?

What does a blind woman see when she dresses up in front of the mirror?

What does a blind man feel when he falls in love?

How does she fall in love?

Do you feel that you are doing something good helping a blind man crossing the street? Or maybe he is doing you some good because he is letting you play the role of his eyes, hence giving you the chance to pay more attention to what is happening around you…

Do you feel that you are doing something good serving a blind woman a dish of food in a wedding party? Or maybe she is doing you some good trusting you in choosing and preparing a food plate with care…

In a presence of a blind person during a gathering, do you introduce yourself? If you have met the person before, do you expect the person to remember you the next time you talk to him/her? By just touching your hands or hearing your voice, they would remember you right away; whereas you might totally forget a person you saw and even talked to, last month…

Do you see the difficulties in their lives? Do you see the difficulties in yours? What is stopping them? What is stopping you?

Do you feel more fortunate that you can see? Or do they feel more fortunate that they can see beyond seeing?

Haven’t you notice that sometimes you still fall down, you still overlook important details around you, you still miss a sad look or caring eyes in front of you, even when your eyes are wide open?

Is it really enough that we can see, for us to see?

Stevie Wonder, an American singer and songwriter, who lost his sight shortly after birth, said: "Just because a man lacks the use of his eyes doesn't mean he lacks vision."

And Helen Keller, an American author who was blind and deaf, said: “The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight, but has no vision.”

Close your eyes and look around you…what do you see?
Le Petit Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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