The 71st Question

June 27, 2006

They say the blind can tell a lot about you by the way your face feels in their hands.

Let’s experiment. Close your eyes. Touch your eyes, let your fingers graze your nose, your cheeks, the outline of yours lips, your chin. Take as long a time as you want. Open your eyes.

If a blind person were to have touched your face the way you just did, what do you think he would have said about you?



  1. If the blind were to touch it, he would say that I have endured many trials in life. Trials that have made me a stronger and better person. He would say that I have found some contentment in my everyday life but that I may be yearning for something that I cannot decipher just yet.

    I am a wanderer, wanting to find a place where I can settle and just be.

  2. He’d say I can take care of myself but I don’t. He’d say I seem but fragile but am strong. But he’d also say that I have to accept being fragile; it’s tiring to be strong always.

  3. Wow, you have soft lips, which is the first thing even sighted people say when touching my face.

  4. Unfortunately, that’s an ancient stereotype, I’m blind, and I’ve never asked to touch one’s face, I also wouldn’t be able to pass those kinds of judgments on someone just by feeling their face. Although there are times I wish I were, I’m not psychic or anything!

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