As we continue on through our Marley and Me saga, I make it a point to make blindness and the word blind something Marley will relate to with proud and possitive feelings, not ugly or negative ones.
So often in the world blindness is accompanied with sadness, pity, shame, grief. It is my goal to abolish any negative ties to blindness in my daughter’s world.
If the world could only view things through the eyes of an innocent child, it would be a much more beautiful place.
During one of our discussions about the word blind, I had explained to Marley how people who need to read Braille and use canes are called blind. Marley’s response, “And we’re all human beings!”