Being Blind For A Day

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Being Blind For A Day


Blind, for a Day

I was driving home today and thought, what would being blind be like? Is it true that other senses kick in when you lose another, I kept thinking, not how terrible it would be, more of how I would deal with blindness. I would be in darkness and have to make adjustments, I could still have a girlfriend, and the relationship would be interesting in that I would feel what I could not see on her.Her mouth, nose, and all the blessings God gave women. I, as well thought of my habit of computing, how was this to be done?, One could not see words on magazines and I would have to learn Braille , how would I deal with this? I have had traumatic experiences through car accidents and could not believe I was alive, yet never lost my sight. If I grew up blind , I would have the pieces all ready in order to read and compute as I do today,The thought of losing sight for a day would not be as disturbing as losing it for a lifetime.How long is a lifetime, would it seem forever now that I was in darkness, yet to see would have to be a dream come true. Computing blind I am certain is possible, as there are Braille Playboys; I wonder what that must feel like also.

I need to seek out a blind person and ask some of these questions, I have a relative that has an eye disease and he kept on going even to the fact of driving a car while blind and having several accidents, what a fool I thought and still do think. He is not sane so I need not proceed with him, but we take for granted the things God has given us, because we are pre-occupied with our own well-being or those close to us.

I can imagine more or less that I would need to be positive to being blind, and hope I did not damn God for this, yet some things I see I would rather not. The sensory faculty to see is God granted and taken away for a purpose, and that purpose is to know one’s known idea until we die and go to Heaven or Hell. I believe God gives us all talents, whether blind or eyesight that can help one another, why would God have a newborn Blind, because that is how he made the child and that child is possibly the most precious of them all. The colors we see, I take for granted, the Blue Sky, the Ocean waves and the green trees, but we can shut out eyes for a minute and hear them, yes hear them all, and since we are not blindfolded we can open them up ,our eyes and justify what we heard. To be blind an individual could not wager this game, and would know color as he hears it. The sound of Ocean waves splashing against the rocks, and just hearing the sounds a person could tell if he is close or far away.

I recognize this is being a pervert in a way, but in all reality, if your blind and going on a date, One case you wish not know I would suppose is if the girl is overweight and had moles on her face, yet that’s visual perception and a blind man may not care about looks, my guess is he probably does not care about weight either, just the love he may feel the other person is giving him. He may find more than anyone else would know about love. On that point is an appearance with Robert D Nero and I forget the other Actor’s name, very popular, and Robert is a retired Colonel and he is blind, I assume from a war, and he is so obvious in this movie that his sense of smell, and love of beauty was on key through this whole movie that he was very believable to be blind. The fragrance of women does spark senses in a man, and causes other things to pay attention, if blind; I imagine your brain runs vivid with thought and knowledge, not like a man who can see. He can find the beauty of a figure of a women, and possibly that’s arousing, if given the chance and how many women would turn the poor soul down, I doubt many would as if a women were blind and never felt the muscles of a man, or his genitals, that must be either a turn on or very scary.

I am not trying to hold light of the blind out in the world instead I want to know what they see, in the dark, I want to know what it is that motivates a blind person to move on especially after being able to see. I desire to not hold to find out on my own, but if God wills it I can’t do anything about it, but learn more.

I ,like so many of you wish awaken up the next day and see the same people we have seen day after day, yell at the ones we see do something wrong to us, because that’s the human factor in us all. In that respect are blind person’s, Deaf and Mute ,Midget’s and all sorts of human being’s we do not run into everyday yet we have seen them, and does it not make you want to stop and just ask yourself, What’s it like? To be this person and thank God I am not that way, and that is selfish human talk, yet we all tend to think it. I imagine the blind individual has more to tell than we hear; I would like to find out more about being blind. .

Christopher Hyer 3.1.2011

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Alison Dittmar 5 years ago from PA

Wow. Great hub, thanks for sharing all this insight and information! Neat video's too!


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tomy101 5 years ago from Midland, Texas Author

Thank You it makes one wonder on blindness, and Thank You


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Alison Dittmar 5 years ago from PA

Tomy, if you can get your hand on the book "the island" by Robert Russell or his book "caught by an angel" (not sure of that title)... they are both great books written by this fabulously positive and Excellant writer!! Here is the link on amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0814907210/ref=cm...


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tomy101 3 years ago from Midland, Texas Author

The island, [Hardcover]

Robert Russell (Author)

5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

I found it and the author is or was a blind man, and once you read the reviews for his book, "The Island" it does make one curious about blind humans and how they really see. Thank You


gepeTooRs 7 months ago

Good night.

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