Two kinds of blindness are easily combined so that those who do not see really appear to see what is not - Tertullian
image by: Ben Churchill
We are told to be strong act “normal”
make the first move
prove we are
just like everyone else
Then, people shout in our face
yank us across a street
ask the person with us
what we’d like to eat
After all the assurances
playing down assumptions and
comparisons to other unseeing people
I walk away alone
knowing I am not the only person
who cannot see
Source: Blindness by Valerie Moreno, Vision Thru Words, August 2012.
Valerie Moreno had partial vision until 1999 when it disappeared literally overnight. Valerie’s eye disease is ROP (Retinopathy of Prematurity). …
We are told to be strong act “normal” make the first move prove we are just like everyone else
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