Here Comes the Blind Boogeyman

Cover of Planet of the Blind....man and dog....

“Witches are living projections of feelings that defy easy rationalization or reconciliation: amity and enmity, compassion and cruelty, self-confidence and fear.”

Witchcraft: A Very Short Introduction
Malcolm Gaskill

So too with blindness. From Jose Saramago to Anthony Doerr; from Blind Pew to Dickens blindness is the living projection of the sighted. And if you’re blind like me you get to live it. Every day.

The sighted are terribly weak. I think of them as akin to children who must step over the cracks on sidewalks lest they break their grandmother’s backs.

Seeing is the superstition. Blindness is just life.

Jesus, don’t get me started.

Amity and enmity. Stay away from the blind at all costs.

Blidness is pestilence.

I’m the blind boogeyman who’s going to steal your sighted life.

Author: skuusisto

Poet, Essayist, Blogger, Journalist, Memoirist, Disability Rights Advocate, Public Speaker, Professor, Syracuse University

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