Thursday, March 06, 2008

Fascinating photo of Helen Keller as young girl

From MSNBC today: Here's a photo of young Helen Keller and her teacher, Anne Sullivan, taken in 1888. This would be less than a year after Keller and Sullivan's big breakthru, wherein then-7-year-old Helen first comprehended the meaning of language (the big "water" scene from The Miracle Worker - you know you saw it)

I am fascinated by this picture and what it represents. Since I was a little kid, the story of Helen Keller has interested me. I cannot even begin to imagine what it would be like to be 5, 6, 7 years old, with no way to communicate, isolated in a dark and silent world. How breathtaking must it have been to suddenly "get it", or to watch her make the connection between words and things.

This, ladies and gentlemen, is called "adding a bit or perspective to your day".

1 comment:

klasieprof said...

Thanks for this post. Just wanted to say hi and let you know I stopped by.