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.