I had never seen this photograph of Helen Keller until today. It tells her story so well.
Peace, joy, contentment.
“The atmosphere is charged with countless odors.”
“Those that can see ‘see’ little.”
“The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart.”
“Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there’s a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see.”
And these sweet words from Helen that gave me something to think about as a writer:
“Literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disenfranchised. No barrier of the senses shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourses of my book friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness.”
~ Helen Keller
Take time to sense deeply the beauty in the world around you.
Photo via America’s Library, “Helen Keller No. 8” 1904. Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress.
Quotes 3 and 4 from BraineyQuote.com