Helen kellers three days to see
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Oh, there is so much rich meaning and beauty in the art of the ages for you who have eyes to see! To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug. Thereafter the touch of every object would bring a glowing memory of how that object looked. In spring I touch the branches of trees hopefully in search of a bud, the first sign of awakening Nature after her winter's sleep. I throw my eyes out of focus, so that I see no particular object but a seething kaleidoscope of color. But of all the senses, I am sure that sight must be the most delightful. And while I am imagining, suppose you, too, set your mind to work on the problem of how to work on the problem of how you would use your own eyes if you had only three days to see.
And, incidentally, it is a chronic complaint of wives that their husbands do not notice new dresses, new hats, and changes in household arrangements.
Phil, MBA, M. But I am denied that deeper understanding of them which I am sure would come through sight of them, through watching their reactions to various expressed and circumstances, through noting the immediate and fleeting reactions of their eyes and countenance. We know that one day we must die, but usually we picture that day as far in the future.
I start from my home in the quiet little suburb of Forest Hills, Long Island. And waiting for the second day experience.
Touch each object you want to touch as if tomorrow your tactile sense would fail. How was it possible, I asked myself, to walk for an hour through the woods and see nothing worthy of note?
And here, in the vast chambers of the Metropolitan Museum, is unfolded before me the spirit of Egypt, Greece, and Rome, as expressed in their art. Sc Psy, Ph. Your eyes would touch and embrace every object that came within your range of vision.
It is those that are impaired that could describe in full detail what they would accomplish if they were given the opportunity to see and or hear for one or more days, such as Helen Keller does in her essay, "Three Days to See.
In great vivid detail she told of every smell and every touch she encountered.
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Always my eyes are open wide to all the sights of both happiness and misery so that I may probe deep and add to my understanding of how people work and live. How can so much be compressed into one day? Perhaps this short outline of how I should spend three days of sight does not agree with the programme you would set for yourself if you knew that you were about to be stricken blind. It is the same old story of not being grateful for what we have until we lose it, of not being conscious of health until we are ill. In the night of that first day of sight, I should not be able to sleep, so full would be my mind of the memories of the day. Day Three: Helen would drive from her home town surrounded by lawns, trees and flowers. Through the museums, of course. Your eyes would touch and embrace every object that came within your range of vision. The panorama of color and action which fills the world is taken for granted. Touch each object you want to touch as if tomorrow your tactile sense would fail.
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