Dialog in the Dark

On Monday, while you were dicking away your holiday with booze and burgers, I was educating myself and expanding my horizons.. Oh, hell no, I wasn't reading, or writing, or volunteering with old folks or anything... c'mon.. it was a holiday after all.. all of those activities are total downers!!!


Instead, I went to an awesome and awe inspiring exhibit called Dialog in the Dark.


The exhibit is done in total darkness, and you have a walking cane like blind folks use.. and as you go through the exhibit you are guided through different rooms and asked to do different tasks and experience the daily exercises that people do.. everything was totally normal, except the fact that I couldn't see a damn thing..

You know I have claustrophobic tendencies and generally do not enjoy crowds because I HATE random people touching me and bumping into me, but I found the DITD experience to make me much more patient. There was nothing I could do, there was no one purposefully running into me because they were ALL blind.. I also kept feeling liek I could see things, even though I know the room was pitch black.. It was kinda like when people lose their limbs but they still feel pain in them... yeah I don't know LOL it was wild.

It made me appreciate my sight much more than I ever had in the past... and I certainly no longer take it for granted.. just for the ease that it brings..

But it also did make me realize that I am missing out on experiencing alot of life because I am not using my other senses as much... I am not smelling and feeling things to get the full experience. The smell of the pineapple in the exhibit was sooo enticing.. it was like the first time I had ever smelled one... 'Twas AWESOME..

DITD is in Atlanta until June 2011...s o if you come down here.. Go.. If you don't live down here.. then wait for it to come to you and then... Go!!

In honor of our visually impaired brethren the rest of this post will be in Braille:

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Have a fabulous Friday!!! :-)

3 comments:

b.goody said...

In fact, I wasn't "dicking" away my holiday with anything. Although, I wish I had been...

Spiderlgs said...

that was your choice maam!!! You had a variety of shapes and sizes to dick ur day away honey... your loss!

b.goody said...

LMAO!! Foolishness.

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