One of my uncles, who researches my dad’s family tree, recently told me of my kinship to Helen Keller. Must say I was popping a few buttons over that knowledge! Though stricken with both hearing and vision loss at nineteen months of age, she became one of the most inspirational women of the twentieth century through her lectures, books, and political activism. I can only hope my own vision loss yields a fraction of Helen Keller’s insight and ingenuity. And today, in the midst of March, on a gloriously warm sunshiny day that seems to melt away winter’s never-ending chill, I’m reminded of a quote by Helen Keller:
“I am thankful that in a troubled world no calamity can prevent the return of spring.”
I’m thankful, too, Helen, for spring and the promised beauty it always brings.
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