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and back to jeanie changing my life…..here is a person with an amazing soul and so much talent but without the one basic sense that my whole life and future career revolves around…..without the ability to see light.

i have never had a friend who was blind before. so i have so many questions that i found it almost hard to talk at all…..but she is so much more than a blind person….and yet i imagine she has to educate the ignorant sighted folk all the time. so i didn’t want to be another one who can’t see beyond the obvious……

but that is just it……seeing and sight comes up in almost every sentence….one of the first things i said to her was, “this room has really good light,” and she said, “i finally changed the light-bulbs after so many people complained about them being burnt out.”

but the lights weren’t on, I was talking about the windows…..

and that was just the beginning.

About the author paige green

Paige Green is a documentary and portrait photographer, whose storytelling approach to photography frequently addresses issues involving agriculture, land use, and food. Her work is featured in nine books and has been published in Glamour, National Geographic Traveler, New York Times Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, GQ, Country Living, House Beautiful, and Culture. Paige lives in Petaluma, CA with a house full of boys.

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