Thursday, September 29, 2011

One Hint to Those Who See

"I who am blind can give one hint to those who see: use your eyes
as if tomorrow you would be stricken blind.
And the same method can
be applied to the other senses.
Hear the music of voices, the song
of a bird,
the mighty strains of an orchestra
as if you would be
stricken deaf tomorrow.
Touch each object as if tomorrow your
tactile sense would fail.
Smell the perfume of flowers,
taste with relish each morsel as if
tomorrow you could never smell and
taste again.
Make the most of every sense,
glory in all the facets of
pleasure and beauty
which the world reveals to you
through the several means of contact
which nature provides."

--Helen Keller