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A young girl once asked a blind man, "Can you see?"

"Why, no, silly girl," the man replied. "I'm blind."

"I know that. Can you see?"

The man thought hard. He couldn't remember one moment when he had vision. "I'm sorry, my girl, but my eyes are broken. I don't understand what you mean."

"I guess you can't then..." The girl sighed, defeated.

She spent her whole life searching. She learned many languages and toured many countries during her mission, but none brought her to who she was looking for. One day, when she was old and retired, she sat on her front porch, feeling the soft breeze blow through her hair and listening to the soft creaking of the floorboards under her rocking chair. She looked out at her world with reverence. It was beautiful. "I wonder why no one else can see," she said.

A young boy stopped in front of the porch and looked up at the woman. "See what?" he asked.

"The beauty."

"I can see it," the boy said, smiling at the sparkle in the old woman's eyes. "I don't know how, though..."

"Why's that?" She asked, as the boy joined her on her porch.

"Because I'm blind."
A nice anecdote for a fine Friday afternoon.

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larachocolate Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
wooow so beautiful !!
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iGeekCharming Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Going through my favorites, and reading some of the lit there.
Came across this and decided to give it another read.
I must say, this gave me chills.
Another worthy note is that it's a Friday afternoon~
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The-Grey-Panther Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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KittyKat098 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Writer
:) to you too.
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CaptainVonJr Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What a beautiful way to look at life...
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KittyKat098 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Student Writer
:heart:
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empe13 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
Beautiful.
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KittyKat098 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you!
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KwatzHeWrote Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Nice, really.
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winterkate Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student Writer
Wow. This is a really interesting concept and execution; it's calming and tranquil and true.
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tamakiluv95 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful. I always enjoy your writing :meow:
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KittyKat098 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Student Writer
Aw, thank you!!
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tamakiluv95 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're velcro~!!
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Nyafu Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
It's so beautiful
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iizmizzhungary Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow.....this is just.. wow. it's beautiful. in so little of words but pack with so much meaning.. wow
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x-BlackReaper-x Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
why do you want to make us cry? :D
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Devilie Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
wow love it!!! It caught my breathe!
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mudfire56 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So beautiful...And funny, because a year ago I was so fixed on finding someone who could "see", or what was metaphor for someone who could understand me and my insane train of thought, since no has has, yet ;)
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KittyKat098 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Student Writer
:)
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DanteOasis Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
this is great and also sad :(
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kissme-imthelea Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Student Writer
Oh, this is great!
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MsMiliw Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it!
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ohbeautifuldelilah Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Student Writer
As a writer myself, this is really really inspiring. :D It's gorgeous, well-written and sends out a message the world needs to hear. Just... wow, awesome work :iconclapplz:
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mylastel Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
I like it, too. :heart:
I've read other comments below and like me at first, I did not get the end of the story. But in my understanding, the beauty can still be seen even by a blind person if he knows how to appreciate it. Because if it happens that the boy is bad or feels unhappy due to his disability, I think he wouldn't be able to say that. =P
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G-Liz Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I find it cute and very entertaining no matter the length of it! :) Nicely done! :clap:
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vanillasky103 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
Wow,very neat.
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seaturtle1148 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
This is fantastic!
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iGeekCharming Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this. This is so beautiful ^^
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increak96 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
A beautiful, touching story!! One note, though: It says 'the boy said, smiling at the sparkle in the old woman's eyes' which implies that he can see the sparkle in her eyes, which he can't, because he's blind. But I'm probably just being too picky! A very wonderful story... :) :heart:
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NoriMori Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
I don't get it. To me it seems kind of faux-deep. I mean, really, if the girl had wanted that badly to find someone who could see the beauty, she should have just made her question clearer. I'm sure she would have gotten the answer she was looking for sooner. And I don't really understand the ending either.
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NoriMori Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
To KittyKat098: You wrote a reply, but it's been hidden so I can't comment on it. There seem to be a lot of other hidden comments below mine, for some reason. That's a shame, as I would have liked to see them. Here's your comment, and my response:

Your comment:

"If that is what you'd like to think, then sure. I hope you will be able to see one day."

My response:

Just because I didn't like or understand your work, or ascribe to your personal definition of the word "see", doesn't mean I can't or don't "see" (even using your definition of the word).
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RemiroQuai Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I like that very much!
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KittyKat098 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you!
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RemiroQuai Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Usually I will try to find some more words to describe what I thought about it but I founds myself bereft of words the other day.
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FieryWingbeats Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Love it. Perfect writing concept.
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KittyKat098 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you so much!
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PUFFYlover5 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
This is beautiful!
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KittyKat098 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you!
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Anto-Sullivan Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
:heart: So beautiful! TwT
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KittyKat098 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you!
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Anto-Sullivan Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
You're welcome :happycry:
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sumarlegur Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
so the boy smiled, reacting to the sparkle in her eyes, even though he's blind?

I get what you're trying to do, but metaphors can only go so far.
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