A Pictorial Journey Part 2: ” Teacher “

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Anne Sullivan

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Without teachers I would be lost. I recognize that everyone is a teacher. I will forever be  teacher and student. My heart and soul are generous and hungry.

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Helen Keller referred to Anne simply as “Teacher” What a wonderful word! What an honor! The only things that will ever be given or brought to you that have enduring and real value will be brought by a teacher.

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Teacher and light.. Beacons of great light!

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There is a symbolic beauty, an epic truth, in these photographs of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan. “Light” passing from Anne to Helen by touch. Intimately sharing and discovering.

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If you know anything about Helen Keller, you know the significance of “The Well”…

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” Light ” will emanate from me. I will overcome. I will be a part of the “Light”.

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Ivy Green…

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I named my android phone “Anne Sullivan”… It is another “Light” in my life.
I dedicate this page to all of the Teachers and Bloggers. Take the torch and pass it on.

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18 thoughts on “A Pictorial Journey Part 2: ” Teacher “

  1. What a wonderful relationship for these two women, I am sure both learned from and taught the other also……this is a very nice tribute you are placing here on your blog too Ken, as many do not realize how important others are to the soul…..no matter the situation….we all need someone and in my opinion, the more the merrier!!!

  2. In my old journals that I was editing recently, there is a reference about the day my son had eye surgery…I met a lady in the waiting area, whom I later referred to as a “teacher”…I often say my son was the greatest teacher of love I ever had…beautiful pictures…

    • Thank you, so much. If there is anything good about a disability, it is that it gives a person purpose…. Adapting and overcoming. It also shows other people that their purpose maybe kindness and helping.

    • Thanks, Dave! Android is a major miracle. It has given me and other blind and low vision people our lives back. In a very elegant way Android removes much of the isolation and loneliness that people with disabilities fall victim to so easily. Much of the credit goes to Google directly and also indirectly for making open source licensing an option. The entire Android system reminds me of technology embracing democracy. I think Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan would heartily embrace the Android movement. One of the greatest things about Android is once you acquire an Android device unlimited opportunities and adventures await people with and without disabilities. Thanks, Dave!

    • It is absolutely my pleasure, Jean. Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan have been a part of my life all of my life. My Grandfather, also blind, during his lifetime Helen Keller was the most prominent figure and advocate for the blind and deaf. By coincidence, I lived most of my life minutes away from Helen Keller’s birthplace and childhood home, Ivy Green in Tuscumbia, Alabama.
      I hope the spirits of Helen Keller, Anne Sullivan and Mark Twain are evident on this blog because their sense of adventure, hope, kindness, generosity, wit, courage and acceptance of all people inspires me constantly. I believe they are a part of “our better angels.”
      Thanks for reading and commenting!

    • Thank you, for your kind words. when I was able to get online for the very first time, 4 years ago, I promised myself I would learn something new about my heroes every day and discover new ones. The amazing people who fight EVERY day and the amazing people who fought and died to make our world a better place and keep the light of hope burning for us all.
      As time passes my list of heroes keeps growing and growing… Yahoo! Helen, Annie and Mark, solid heroes on their own, also stand, symbolically, for all of the magnificent people who inspire me constantly.
      Thank you, Isadora and thank you for your wonderful blog!

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