What if

I woke up this morning with this thought.   How would your life change if you were blind?  Out of all my senses, sight would be the one I would hate to lose.  It's hard for me to even imagine spending 24 hours without the gift of sight.  Then I began to think of all the things I wouldn't be able to do.  Or the things you could still do but how different they would be.

I think watching TV and movies would stop.  Although you can hear what is going on, wouldn't you lose a great deal of what was going on that is left unsaid?  Reading a magazine -- I know they have them in braille but what about the pictures?  Just sitting outside on my patio watching the ducks and the geese on the pond, how different it would be to sit there and not see the water, the sky, the grass, the animals.  I know you would be able to hear the sounds, feel the breeze on your flesh... but the images... gone.

My day would be so different.  Waking up and getting ready for work.  How do you put on makeup or flat iron your hair?  What about driving yourself to work?  Or doing your job?  Going out to lunch?  Getting back to work?  Driving home?  Fixing dinner?  Watching TV?  Surfing the internet?  Reading your Kindle?  Going to bed?  Everything would change.

The gift of sight is really taken for granted.  I know I take it for granted, I take it for granted every day.  But today I didn't.  This thought has been bothering me all day.

What sense would be the hardest for you to lose?


Jackie said…
I've thought about exactly the same thing, Angie.
And, like you, sight would be the one sense that I would not want to lose.

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