Monday, October 11, 2010

What would beauty be if the whole world were blind?

26 comments:

  1. Well, half of the world is blind, a quarter does not want to see ...the rest is beauty itself...

    Hmmm...
    The whole world to be blind???
    I think that the rest of a quarter can find something beautiful inside! or...?

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  2. G'day Marty,
    In a world of darkness light would be beauty.

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  3. Beauty would be a truly a light in the heart (Kahlil Gibran)

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  4. Words! If I were blind, the only beauty I could know would come from words, arranged by me or by someone into lovely sights.

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  5. I am visually impaired and the more I think about this the more I have to say.

    Humans rely on data derived from their senses and when one or more of our senses is or becomes compromised we rely more strongly on the others.

    Without doubt vision and hearing the two primary senses that provide the data we rely on most of all but they are not the only ones we have. We have taste, smell, touch and inutition.

    Although those who cannot see and cannot hear cannot experience beauty in the visual and the audible, the most important sense the one we languish without and can even die without is the sense of touch and our intuitive response to tender and caring touch.

    So if we dwelled in darkness then sound, taste, smell, touch and intuition would be the senses we would rely upon to define beauty.

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  6. Beauty is beauty whether we can see it...or not.

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  7. Hopefully the same as it is now, as the true beauties within.

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  8. Love!

    And for those who are starving, being tortured, freezing, homeless, and ill, it would be food, safety, freedom and peace, warmth, shelter, health, connection with kindred souls, and LOVE.

    Thank you for you beautiful wisdom.
    Hugs, Robin

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  9. what would beauty be?

    Personally, I think it would be sound and imagination.

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  10. Awww...i think the beauty of the imagination and the soul....that inner beauty would reign... :)

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  11. I feel the inner beauty of a person outshines his/her external beauty. It's the inter beauty that's reflects the true beauty of any person. It's indeed sad if the world cannot appreciates your true beauty.

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  12. To me, the most important thing is inner beauty, For it is through her that we could see and appreciate the beautiful things of life!

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  13. Just to realize how grateful we are to have an opportunity to see..to listening and to sense the beauty! Thanks to God. D

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  14. I can't comment on this one after reading Timethief's comment - so moving.

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  15. Beauty is felt. The senses only direct (some) attention and (some) information.

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  16. If the whole world were blind, I'm afraid people would still develop a way to classify and segregate other people. I love to think of Saramago saying of human beings, "We are no good" in the occasion of the release of his book Blindness.

    I really wish I could believe all the amazing things said about beauty above, but just today, I'm kind of disappointed with the human race and I'll sound this much pessimistic about people.

    Still I love coming here, taking part in the dialogue and reading you, my friend.

    Take care and keep smiling.

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  18. What do you mean by 'If' ?
    If anything?
    If only?
    If so?
    That is the case.

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  19. What would be beauty if we were all blind?... Easy one. Music! The human voice! The song of birds! The wind! All the sounds of nature that we sighted ones don't pay enough attention to.

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  20. There would be the kind of beauty that should truly exist for all of us anyway--true beauty. One of the wonderful things about teaching classes online, is that my students don't judge each other on superficial qualities, such as what race they are, whether they are overweight, their looks. It truly evens the playing field--and how wonderful would the world be if that's how it really were. We should all have blinders on when judging who we want in our lives.

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  21. Certainly beauty would be redefined by our other senses. It's an intriguing idea.

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  22. Beauty would be sound, touch, scent, all stirring the imagination if not the eyes, and still moving the heart.

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  23. And that is why it is good that the whole world is not blind...

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