Sunday, August 21, 2011

Great things about being blind. The moving tobogganing hill.

They say that about 90 percent of what a person learns comes through his/her eyes. This is why it is difficult for children born blind as I was to learn if they aren't given the right opportunities. I am so grateful to have come from a family that let me explore, explained things, and didn't put barriers in my path. The other day, after writing about the rides, I was reminded of something that happened when I was very little. I don't remember this. My mom took me on a toboggan (americans call them sleds I think) down a little hill near our house in the wintertime. I loved it. When we got to the bottom, I said, "Turn the hill on again mom." I had thought that the hill under us moved and the toboggan remained still.

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