posted on Sep, 19 2013 @ 07:32 AM
This topic was inspired by another thread, which can be found right here
If you follow the link, you'll find a video where a blind man describes his analysis of various things: the sky, heights, the Grand Canyon, beaches,
What struck me, however, is that he never discusses beauty. There's no sense of a subtler emotional connection to anything in his words. The Grand
Canyon is just a great big hole, the sky just a vast empty space. To the sighted-viewer there is a feel of awe, of endlessness, or cathartic release
in the sky, space, the Grand Canyon, the ocean, etc.
So, it made me start to wonder: how do blind people perceive beauty? Unfortunately, I do not personally know any blind people in my life.
So, ATS, here is your homework: If you know someone who is blind, and have the opportunity to sit down with them, ask them what the word "beauty"
means to them, and how they perceive a beautiful thing. I'd be very interested to hear what their responses are.
And that's it. That's all I've got for this thread.
~ Wandering Scribe
edit on 19/9/13 by Wandering Scribe because: (no reason given)