I spent a good two hours today trying to talk to Susan, a good friend of mine. When I say trying I mean trying. You see, Susan was born deaf. I'm not exactly sure how we became friends but somehow we just get along great. I used to wonder what would be worse, being deaf or blind. Seems like I chose deaf as being worse simply because I grew up playing music. Now I'm not so sure that would be correct. Kind of an odd decision to make if you were given the choice. After getting to know her, being deaf doesn't seem like such a bad thing. So what? I don't hear someone yelling at me but I still get to see the sunset in the evening. If I was blind I would hear speak to me but I wouldn't be able to see the sincerity in their eyes when they speak.
I don't know how I ended up on this subject because I think I came here to say something entirely different. It kinda look like todays entry brings up the age old question of what do you believe the most. What you hear, or what you see? The two aren't always the same thing.
July 30, 2003 01:52 PM PDT
Interesting blog. I agree; I rather be deaf than blind. Backpacking, that's fun. I love to hike with my friends. Hope you find someone to go with you!
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