Saturday, March 12, 2011

Great things about being blind. Learning to do visual things.

I live in a very visual world. I know that. Even though I've been blind since birth, like it and am comfortable, the world around me is so visual. When I am faced with challenging visual situations, sometimes I shut down. Withdraw into myself. but, I've told myself to stop it. To learn about visual things and do them when I want to. So, I like to learn about colours. I like to know what people think things look like. I've just recently started learning to take photographs. My photographer friend and I are still experimenting with how best to do this. So, I won't discuss any techniques or tips yet. But I will say how surprised I was that I felt so powerful with a camera in my hand. Not quite sure why but I did. I didn't know if I would like it or be bored by it. I didn't expect to love it and want to do it again very soon! That really surprised me a lot! Nevertheless, I am thrilled with the challenge of it. Life is full of surprises.

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