18 April 2008

Seeing


Which is more frightening?
Being blind or seeing with
eyes routinely tuned to the
expected? The blind ‘see’ in
ways the sighted never can –
nothing is taken for granted.

Eyes seize all ways and means,
polished routines ritualised to
easy answers; no need to look
to see. Choose what you will,
don’t leave your perspective.
Blind see with unsure hands.

I trust a blind man before the
sighted pedagogue who maligns
or demeans ideals. I see with the
blind man’s eyes – listen with his
ears. I am hearing an amazing
respect for individual freedom.
© 31 march 2008, I. D. Carswell