Blind Perspective

Rochelle’s selection for the Friday Fictioneer’s prompt is a colourful picture by Na’ama Yehuda. The flowers remind me that spring is here, although the winter chill occasionally blows down the street to ensure I never forget my coat.

A beautiful and colourful garden can brighten our mood. Especially for us, who can see and appreciate the various flowers.

There is a small garden nearby designed and planted with plants, giving off powerful scents to stimulate our sense of smell. I have taken my inspiration this week from the idea of flower scents.

There are more Friday Fictioneers stories to read, HERE.

PHOTO PROMPT © Na’ama Yehuda

Blind Perspective

Come on Dad. My daughter, Tilly, griped my hand and pulled me around the garden.
Listen. She turned towards the sound. It’s a bumble bee. The honey-bee’s hum is softer.
Smell the tulips. That means it is May because I can’t smell the daffodils anymore. 
Mind the steps, she tapped them with her stick.
Can you hear the bluebells? She reached for the flowers and took a deep breath.
Beautiful.

Tilly is a wonderful woman; On Sundays, we meet in the gardens.
Her Labrador leads her around the flower beds, where she touches the flowers and breathes the air.
Beautiful.

34 responses to “Blind Perspective

  1. The remaining senses compensate

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  2. Sweet story, James. Particularly because it’s based on a real person.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  3. I like how she is able to tell the seasons by smelling the flowers.

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  4. A nice friendly story, James. Nicely done.

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  5. A delightful story James. The park opposite my abode has a sensory garden, I love to spend time there.

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  6. A beautiful story and a reminder to use all our senses.

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  7. Sweet story 🙂 Flowers are something everyone can enjoy.

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  8. what a remarkable woman. i could feel her sense of wonder.

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  9. What a lovely, encouraging story! Tilly sounds like a very special person.

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  10. Sweet story about the pleasure of the power of smell.
    In my hometown, we have a garden called “The Garden of Five Senses”.
    There are 5 locations of plants that showcase the 5 senses in a zen-like garden. Your story reminded me of it. Delightful story …
    Have a great weekend … Isadora 😎

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  11. “Can you hear the bluebells?” I love that line! A very gentle and beautiful story.

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  12. It is amazing how even those without the senses most of us take for granted can still find beauty and enjoyment in such things and how their senses can pick up so much more.

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  13. Beautiful. I imagine the blind create their own world. Tilly knows how to enjoy the garden better than most.

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  14. This is lovely! She “sees” so much with her remaining senses. I can only hope I’ll be as positive if I lose my sight as I grow old.

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  15. Tilly’s positive approach and delight in her perception of the garden is wonderful. I have a blind close family member, too. I understand the challenges, and can only admire the compensatory skills that come to the fore when sight is missing.

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  16. This is lovely, James. I think the narrator has had his mind opened as well by her ability to enjoy everything around her.

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  17. What a beautiful story, James. It was a delightful read.

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