A surprise, simple question, yet how will we respond?

My best friend in high school was blind. I was surprised at how he navigated the world. He would listen for sounds, which most of us take for granted, and use an echo to avoid obstacles.

People say, “I see what you mean” but a blind man will say “I hear what you mean” or “I feel that also” or they may tongue in cheek say “You should see what I just saw” to get a shock reaction or a surprised response.

Intermittently, in our circle of friends, we reversed roles to see how well we could navigate without sight. By observation and practice, we partially learned what it was like to be blind. Sometimes, we challenged others unfamiliar with “blind navigation” to attempt it.

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