Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Unseen

Reading can open up the world, even if it's a feature story in the newspaper.

I came across this piece by Julia Reid about growing up with her blind parents.

Mine was a pretty ordinary childhood. But not everyone saw it that way. One word sums up people's response to the news that my parents are totally blind: incredulity. Incredulity that they could cook, get around, perform the general tasks of everyday life - let alone raise three children, including twins, while holding down successful professional careers.

A humbling read.

1 comment:

dimsumdolly said...

Yeah, i read that article too. THought was a great piece of writing. And yes, like you said, humbling too.