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Monday, May 25, 2009

Favorite quote

One of my most favorite quotes EVER is one by Helen Keller. I remember having this quote written out on a little paper and slipped into the front clear flap of my high school folder. Very ironic, how years later, that quote would prove to be SO true in my life. I never needed to reread those few words by Miss Keller more than the past 12 months of my life. The irony continues, as my son and herself share a similar world (not entirely, but slightly parallel as far as not relying on sight).

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.
Only through experience of trial and suffering
can the soul be strengthened,
ambition inspired,
and success achieved.

And a new Helen Kellen favorite that has given me a new perception of her world, and the world of those who live with visual impairment...

I can see, and that is why I can be happy,
in what you call the dark,
but which to me is golden.
I can see a God-made world,
not a manmade world.

What an amazing woman, I would have loved to meet her.

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