Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Vision of Blindness

image: Duane Michals


"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it." ~Confucius


Beauty is at its most brilliant
when touched by the hands of the blind.
No mirror can capture it.
Nor eye behold it completely
without suffering from sightlessness
the eye with a keen spectacle view
only envisions what is amiss.








24 comments:

  1. That is a very beautiful way of seeing, where intuition comes into play...

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  2. what a wonderful was to "see" this image.

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  3. i love that opening line...and makes me think of the blind man that used to tune our piano and i would sit and watch as he fascinated me...

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  4. Often the blind can "see" what the sighted miss.

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  5. I love the first 2 lines- so true.
    thanks for visiting!

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  6. This is lovely. Would that we all could be less judgmental.

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  7. Wonderful Carrie. This is slightly off topic, but I once went to Scotland to visit, and at the castle in Edinburgh they had replicas of all the crown jewels in bronze, sitting out so that blind visitors could run their hands over them and know what they 'look' like. That struck me as so very thoughtful.

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  8. I wish we could look straight into the heart, as God does.

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  9. Carrie,

    This is profoundly beautiful ... your header image is too.

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  10. Carrie,

    Absolutely beautiful and powerful words.....

    Sometimes we miss the very point, even while claiming to see!

    Best wishes,
    Eileen

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  11. No eye can behold it completely...how true Carrie....hope all is well with you...blessings...bkm

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  12. Carrie- I enjoyed this very creative take on the picture prompt... especially the last two lines.

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  13. Carrie,
    You see the world in a different way than anyone else. In dancing lights and goodness imbued with hope and whispers of encouragement.

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  15. The first line captured me...beautiful!

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  16. This is so beautiful and lyrical~
    I loved it!

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  17. This is wonderful.
    But for- the mirror lies,- it doesn't show us what's inside.

    xo

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  18. So true, there is so much that can not be seen with eyes, but only with vision and sight. Beautifully captured.

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