I am meditating;
Asking and answering questions;
Life is so complex;
Full of challenges;
But many questions
Seem to have no answers,
One must take things
As they come;
Not as one thinks
They should be.
That is maturity;
Are you mature?
Are you ready to take things
As they come,
And not as
You want them to be?
What are you looking for? Are there some questions That are boggling your mind? Are you sitting up at night, Unable to sleep, And wondering what’s happened To sleep? There are answers To all your worries; All your questions; All your doubts; All your fears; They are found in one book; And it’s called Holy Bible; All the answers are inside; Where you are coming from; Where you are going; Who made you; Why did God make you? Who made heaven and earth? Why you are rich or poor; Why you live the life you live, etc, etc; The answers are there
Each time I think About life, Many questions come To my mind; Unfortunately, I cannot find Answers To many of them; Life has many Unanswered questions; But that should not Keep us worried; That’s how life is meant To be; You will find answers To some of questions That boogle your mind; But to many, You will find no answers. And there is nothing You can do about; You have to take it. And let life continue. Nothing is wrong With seeking to know; But do not think You can find all the answers. And don’t say because You don’t find an answer It does not exist. The complexity of life.
Many questions are passing Through my mind; Questions that I cannot answer; I wonder who can answer them; I will be happy if you do; And if you can do, let me know; We live in a complex world; Therein lies my first question; Why is the world so complex? Why is life such a zigzag line? Instead of going straight; It goes bending left and right; How do we put it straight? If you answer these core ones, Before I ask you more. I wait to hear from you. Since the ball has rolled to you; Waiting that you give it a kick.
Parenting is hard. Every mother and father know this. When blindness is added to the equation, floods of questions arise from sighted individuals. For many of them, it’s impossible for them to wrap their minds around the fact that while being a blind parent presents its share of challenges, it really isn’t the constant, horrific struggle they believe it to be. Today, I will share and answer (in no particular order) the top ten questions I always receive as a blind parent.
10. Is your daughter your eyes?
Not at all. My daughter is my child. I didn’t want to have her in order to have a set of working eyes at my side 24/7. She isn’t my guide, and she isn’t my caregiver. She is a typical little girl who is allowed and encouraged to play with her toys, to enjoy her artistic streak with markers, crayons and paint and to just be a little girl.
Now, there are times when I may drop something, and if she’s nearby, I’ll ask her if she can point out the object I dropped if I can’t find it on my own. (That, too, isn’t as difficult as it’s made out to be, and I’ll do a future blog / podcast / video on it.) Sometimes she sees me performing a task and asks if she can help, but if she’s busy doing her own thing, I never tear her away from it to serve as my eyes. She doesn’t guide me in unfamiliar environments. She doesn’t help me match outfits, even her own. She doesn’t help me cook meals or let me know if my makeup is applied well. With the Aira service, the Be My Eyes and The Seeing Ai apps coupled with the other tools in my toolbox, I don’t, and won’t, place my visual needs upon the shoulders of my five-year old. She is just a child, and I want her to enjoy being one.
What do people do when they don’t know the answer to a question these days?
They ask Google.
My Google Search Terms:
Questions about blindness.
Some of the asks within the top ten returned results, under the ‘people also ask’ heading of these searches weren’t different questions, merely rephrased ones. Between the two searches, I managed to find some of the top googled questions about blind people, and I’m here to answer them, because as you all know, I am a blind person, and I love to talk. So, let’s do this!
Answering Ten Of Google’s Most Searched Questions About Blind People
In order of how they were found.
1. Do blind people see black?
It’s a very common misconception that individuals who are considered totally blind see only blackness. Some do, but that’s rarer than you might think. The spectrum of visual impairment is huge. You can be considered legally blind and still be able to read print and navigate with no assistance whatsoever, or you can be legally blind without being able to see anything much at all. Most blind people do have some residual sight, be it the ability to see mere light and dark, shades and shadows of things, contrasts and indistinct shapes, etc.
So, the short answer is no. Not all blind people see black. Some do, some see whiteness or a world of fog, but many who consider themselves totally blind are not, in fact, living in darkness.