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Two vacant eyes, one keen heart.

by bookfan503 on December 17, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr


I was born with a genetic condition, as a result of which my sight is, and has always been, really poor. And one thing I have learned, and am grateful for, is that when one is unable to see things in the regular way, or unable to see some things at all, one actually learns to observe the things that matter for real. You don't focus on insignificant, superficial and esthetical details, but on the deep nature of things and people, and the enjoyment of the senses.

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