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.