Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Great things about being blind. What is dark?

I'm working furiously on my one woman storytelling show generously funded by the Canada council for the arts.
Yesterday, I was asked a question about how I perceive darkness.
I started thinking about it.  People who can see often find darkness frightening.
In the horror movies, all of the lights go out and scary things happen.
It was a dark and stormy night and all of that.
For me, darkness itself is not scary.
I used to like it as a kid when the power went out and everyone else was floundering around looking for things.
For me, darkness is friendly and blanketing and not frightening.
Being in noisy environments that are chaotic is much more scary for me than being in the dark.


  1. Kim, I love your blog and I'm sharing some posts on our Facebook page ( This page is for our live Audio Description service in Vancouver and I'm one of the describers. I'm not trying to plug the service, but I just wanted to let you know that I'm a fan and I'm sharing some of your stories. Congratulations on your Canada Council grant! This is where I like to see my tax dollars going! all best to you, Steph Kirkland


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