I am writing my life list, adding various items from dreams to must do-s from adventuring experiences to mind opening ones.
While I was listing and listing I thought of this idea that I couldn’t wait to try.
It’s very simple yet much more adventurous..Its fulfilling and rich..It gives because it takes..its living a blind day..Yes ‘A BLIND DAY’ why not? tying a blindfold and live an ordinary day* or wearing dark glasses coloured with even more black to make it impossible to see and go out in the streets and break a leg!
I think then and perhaps only then I’ll experience weird nice annoying and fulfilling feelings..I’ll feel better sounds, stronger smells and more textures..And it’s a bit more than that it’s also living a life of a blind person and experiencing how he is treated in our society..
My list also includes a ‘Mute day’ and a ‘Deaf day’ I believe these days are going to add to me some of what I miss.
I would encourage everybody to try it..
Why not make it a group thing or a campaign day where each person chooses his/her strongest sense and dares to live a day without.
And if you got the hang of this little experimental game why not try a ‘blind deaf day’ or a ‘blind mute day’.. And if you still dare for more try a ‘wheel chair day’!!
Share the feelings of people who suffer from them on daily basis and some of them learnt things they themselves couldn’t imagine they would be able to do !!
*by ordinary I mean a day where you live all your routines in the same portions..Experience choosing good fruits from the groceries judging from the smell or texture..Cutting them would be even more challenging..Your blind painting could introduce you to your new favourite combination of colours..needing someone t hold your hand while cutting the street is annoying but it might indicate a patient true friend.
**Warning: this day should be picked wisely to avoid unwanted results!