So how can we “see” what we don’t see?
“It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.” For some reason this quote of Helen Keller’s recently brought back to me memories of a blind childhood friend named Tommy. He lived down the block from me and had a 2-person bicycle which I thought was the coolest thing in the world! We would sometimes ride around the neighborhood and one day I was describing something to Tommy which I told him was red. He became a bit testy with me and replied, “That doesn’t help me to ‘see’ it! I have never seen color so I have no idea what ‘red’ is!”
Since that childhood day I have often reflected upon sight, seeing and vision. Being an artist one of my deepest secret fears is that of going blind and of not being able to wallow in color! Ms Keller’s quote goes much deeper
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