Helen Keller on deafness and patience

Helen Keller, perhaps the most famous person in recent history who was both completely blind and totally deaf, was asked once which sense she would want back if she had a choice. Her response was “my hearing”. When asked why she would prefer to hear rather than see, she apparently said this:

“BLINDNESS TAXES OUR COMPASSION, OF WHICH WE HAVE MUCH. DEAFNESS TAXES OUR PATIENCE, OF WHICH WE HAVE LITTLE.”

As I recover from cochlear implant surgery I am asking for your patience. Watch for more posts coming soon!

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