Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Great things about being blind. Wonderful grandfather.
My wonderful grandfather Kilpatrick was born on this day aand although he has been dead for many years, I still miss him as he was so wonderful and interesting. He was somewhat shy and soft spoken but he was an amazing storyteller although he wouldn't call himself that. As a storyteller myself now, I think about his natural timing, choice of story subjects and words, his irish lilt. He also taught me many songs as we were the only musical ones in the family. I was thinking about him this morning and realize that we never ever talked about my blindness. I never heard him say what he thought about it but he was always natural with me and never seemed to put barriers in my path. He was very excited that I had been accepted into University as only my father had ever gone to post secondary. He knew I ggot in before he died. Today I am beginning to teach a storytelling workshop. I think it a wonderful omen that it is starting on my papa's birthday.