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A different angle

What do things look like if you have different vision than me?

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What I see is normal to me and what you see is normal to you,

though we see differently, it’s how we each know the world.

What do sounds sound like to you?

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What do textures feel like to you? What images

do they bring to your mind?

Shared differences open up a whole new perspective,

lead to good conversations and creative thoughts.

Stretching your mind to understand,

what you at first didn’t perceive,

feels, to me, akin to poetry.

As a teacher for visually impaired students,

I try to see from each student’s perspective.

I want to get a handle on what and how they may see.

I think about how the world is reflected back to them.

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I do my best to mirror for them their infinite potential, their priceless beauty.

Thinking those thoughts led to a collaborative project that I’m presently working on.

When done it will reflect a beautifully different way of seeing.

This project, my students, have me contemplating the myriad ways to be.

And that’s a good thing.

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