Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Great things about being blind. Hearing the world.
I think that spring is finally here. Spring always makes me happy. The sun is warmer and I don't need boots, coat, hat, gloves. But, I like it also because the windows are open again. I always realize every spring that all winter with windows closed, I don't hear the world outside nearly as much. I do hear car noises sometimes and sirens but I don't hear people's shoes as they walk past, birds singing, people having conversations. I don't hear the tap tap of dog paws outside or the jingling of collars. I don't hear the swish of bike wheels. I don't hear the bouncing of a ball, the tap and slide of a skateboard, the squeak and swish of rollerblades. It is Tulia's first spring with me. This morning, she was sitting in front of our low livingroom window looking out and sniffing. I sat beside her on the floor and listened for a while. It seems as if we both like the open windows.