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appollonia



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this is one of my favorite quotes...there's really only two or three standouts in that category though.......

my soul is so appeased by this statement
i can't tell anyone or myself, why?
why does it melt me, a true softy.

maybe it rationalizes; binds the cap on those inner holes
of darkness and silences....it says it doesn't matter
comes to a level.....

beautiful lies beyond the image......beautiful is of the heart........
and beautiful is not always happy..........

integrity of self
own range of experiences
can't always cross/compare

the phrase in itself is complete beyond.
One sentence does always stir up your elevation.......

i can still feel the way she felt when she wrote that.
i wonder if she smiled......she might not be able to see her reflection in
the mirror......but if she smiled that would be beautiful.........

i would be so wholly reliant on touch if i couldn't see, could't hear.......
i would hurt about the no music thing......i would be really lonely, perhaps
so much quiet time with your mind.....


i give it up for Helen Keller............she's wonderful.....
Post Sun Jul 13, 2003 9:09 am
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Sage Francis
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in the end, her guess of what is most beautiful in this world is as valid as ours because I am sure she has felt things that none of us have. She really should hear this voice of mine though, before she goes jumping any guns.
Post Sun Jul 13, 2003 9:09 am
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She was no dummy man. Sure, she couldn't see or hear, but that doesn't mean she didn't comphrehend things. She learned to intake things differently, as you or I would do if we were born without certain senses. Of course it wouldn't be the same if we lost those senses now... that would be horrible and drastic change. But if you were born already like that, you know nothing else... she learned the language and the ways she was taught... which still holds a potential for intelligence, even if she is deaf and dumb.

nah mean?[/quote]
Post Sun Jul 13, 2003 9:19 am
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i don't understand how she learned things..

it really seems impossible.

anyone know the actual process for communicating that she developed?? and did she actually understand the world around her?
Post Sun Jul 13, 2003 9:27 am
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Sage Francis
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check out her biography, man.

She wasn't just "smart." She was an extremely intelligent person who overcame multitudes of adverstiy.

Only so that people could later on make fun of her situation on a messageboard.


It's a beautiful world.
Post Sun Jul 13, 2003 9:37 am
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Fladlien



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You think she died a virgin?
Post Sun Jul 13, 2003 10:00 am
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here is a short version of her bio in case any wanted to know but didnt look it up.
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Helen Keller (1880-1968)

Imagine that you couldn't see these words or hear them spoken. But you could still talk, write, read, and make friends. In fact, you went to college, wrote nearly a dozen books, traveled all over the world, met 12 U.S. presidents, and lived to be 87. Well, there was such a person, and she was born over a hundred years ago!

Meet Helen Keller, a woman from the small farm town of Tuscumbia, Alabama who taught the world to respect people who are blind and deaf. Her mission came from her own life; when she was 1 1/2, she was extremely ill, and she lost both her vision and hearing. It was like entering a different world, with completely new rules, and she got very frustrated. By the time she was 7, her parents knew they needed help, so they hired a tutor named Anne Sullivan.


Helen Keller at age 7

Anne was strict, but she had a lot of energy. In just a few days, she taught Helen how to spell words with her hands (called the manual alphabet, which is part of the sign language that deaf people use.) The trouble was, Helen didn't understand what the words meant—until one morning at the water pump (like an outdoor water fountain) she got a whole new attitude.
Anne Sullivan


Anne had Helen hold one hand under the water. Then she spelled "W-A-T-E-R" into Helen's other hand. It was electric! The feeling turned into a word. Immediately, Helen bent down and tapped the ground; Anne spelled "earth." Helen's brain flew; that day, she learned 30 words.

From then on, Helen's mind raced ahead. She learned to speak when she was ten by feeling her teacher's mouth when she talked. Often people found it hard to understand her, but she never gave up trying. Meanwhile, she learned to read French, German, Greek, and Latin in braille! When she was 20, she entered Radcliffe College, the women's branch of Harvard University. Her first book, called The Story of My Life, was translated into 50 languages. (She used two typewriters: one regular, one braille.) She wrote ten more books and a lot more articles! How did she find the time?

Helen also did research, gave speeches, and helped raise money for many organizations, such as the American Foundation for the Blind and the American Foundation for the Overseas Blind, which is now called Helen Keller Worldwide. From 1946 and 1957, she went around the world, speaking about the experiences and rights of people who are blind. She wound up visiting 39 countries on five different continents! Helen also inspired many works of art, including two Oscar-winning movies, and received dozens of awards, such as the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor that an American civilian can receive.

http://www.laughnet.net/archive/jokes/keller.htm
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Her stoy reall gets me worked up. Imagine the explosions that were going off inside of her head when she finally realized things had names and she could COMMUNICATE. I can't even fathom what it took for her to understand what she eventually went on to teach about.
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i found a photo of helen keller 'listening' to the radio.





very unique person.
she also enjoyed checkers.
Post Sun Jul 13, 2003 11:28 am
 
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one of my new favorite quotes. just found it.  Reply with quote  

Quote Concerning Her Voice from Miss Keller (n.d., document source not identified)


My Voice

It is not blindness or deafness that brings me my darkest hours. It is the acute disappointment I feel in not being able to speak normally after all the effort my friends and I have exerted to make my voice clear and pleasing. Longingly I think how many more people I might have reached if I had only acquired natural speech. But out of this sorrowful experience I understand more fully all human strivings, thwarted ambitions, despair and the infinite capacity of hope.
Post Sun Jul 13, 2003 11:50 am
 
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Unfuckingbelieveable that she wrote 10 books.

especially since 44 million adult men and women that CAN see and hear cant even write an address on an envelope

stay in school
Post Sun Jul 13, 2003 12:13 pm
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Awww Ðämn



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i don't know if this thread was purposely insensitive the way it started, but i'm glad it didn't end up that way.
Post Sun Jul 13, 2003 12:26 pm
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Anyone else welling-up with that photo?

Oh how petty we can be. Shit like that makes me feel like such fucking ingrate.

You begin to realize how great our gifts truly are; and suddenly feel a surge of power and a sense of possibility.

I guess they that's what telethons call "inspirational."

I agree with awww damn. I like where this thread is going.
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awww damn wrote:
i don't know if this thread was purposely insensitive the way it started, but i'm glad it didn't end up that way.


I didnt start it to be insensitive, my point was pretty clear about her quote.
Post Sun Jul 13, 2003 3:30 pm
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hugh grants hooker wrote:
i found a photo of helen keller 'listening' to the radio.





very unique person.
she also enjoyed checkers.


Look, a cat died in her living room and she never even knew it. It just lays there dead. How many times do you think she walked by it before she figured it out??
Post Sun Jul 13, 2003 3:34 pm
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