Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Blindness

I started wearing glasses while I was in primary division in school.Those days ,many would ask sympathetically," Can you see without glasses ? " Really if glasses were the cure for blindness, it would have been fantastic !

Understandably ,my near sightedness is awful...I miss even  the obvious ! I have a medical problem.I fail to observe so many things...the artistry in & around me which is very much at display ! I fail to observe & wonder at the birds in the trees,the mango flowers heralding the onset of summers,the clear blue skies,sparking waters in the lakes, & so on.This  has got more to do with my attitude of  being self centered  than with my glasses !

Blindness actually makes people more observant.Those who are visually  challenged develop a sixth sense & detect the faintest of sounds.It is the perfect example of how when one door closes,another opens up.There is even an Indian Cricket team made up of visually impaired sportsmen ! This team is the winner of the current T20 World Cricket series !

Those who cannot see with their eyes can click snaps too.In fact ,there is a Blind with Camera club which has bridged the gap between those who cannot see & the world of photography !

Hence ,blindness can be overcome, as these examples show ! We  just need to  have the vision to see
beyond  what our eyes show us !

This is  my second post in the ongoing A to Z Blogging Challenge 2014.

Sharing blog posts of two fellow bloggers in this regard :

Hrishikesh Bawa

Jaibala Rao




17 comments:

Shail Mohan said...

Vision to see beyond what our eyes show. That's such a wonderful thing to have.


Prathima Rao said...

Good one!

Vasudha Rao said...

Thank you ,both Shail Mohan & Prathima Rao for your generous comments!

JANU said...

Sight and vision are different things altogether. Thanks for enlightening me with the Blind with camera group.Good post Vasudha.

rinzu rajan said...

Didn't know about the blind clickers group. Wow! As Janaki said, vision and sight are like sisters. Liked your metaphoric post!

Vasudha Rao said...

Janaki ,because of you & Vinita,I have taken up this blogging .Hope to last through !

Vasudha Rao said...

Thank you ,Rinzu ! Grateful for being generous with your comments !

Hrishi said...

Have you seen the movie "ship of theseus" ?

It is a bollywood creation which has 3 stories in it.
The first story is that of a near blind woman, who uses her sense of touch and hearing to capture wonderful images.. Once she gets operated upon and regains eyes sight, there is a dramatic decrease in the quality of her captures

Vasudha Rao said...

No ,just heard a lot of praise for the movie ! Thanks,Hrishi for stopping by !

Cynthia Rodrigues Manchekar said...

Yes, I have heard that those who lose one sense, discover that one of their other senses is heightened. I like the way you brought out the sightedness of the blind.

PIper George said...

Very true - I am usually too busy watching the ground 3 foot in front of me to see anything around me. Great post.

Richa Kholkute said...

Like wordsworth said - no time to stand and stare..even the obvious let alone the vision beyond what is obvious. Lovely post Vasudha.

Vasudha Rao said...

Thank you all....Cynthia,Piper & Richa ! Your words overwhelm me !

Kate @ Another Clean Slate said...

I started wearing glasses when I was three. My sight is bad but I am working on keeping my vision strong :)

Vasudha Rao said...

That's the way to go about life ,Kate !

Aarthi Sivaramakrishnan said...

The blind with camera group was an eye opener. And yeah, I can totally relate to what you say. My husband's life line is his spectacles. I often joke that he loves his glasses more than he loves me!

Pooja Abhay said...

Even I can't see much without glasses. But, it relaxes me not to see too many things that would distract me. :D

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