“The only thing that’s worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.” –Helen Keller
Every once in a while life brings us a miracle.
And the video below shares one such special moment for a blind kitten, one who discovers the bliss that can come from play.
For Oskar, sound becomes sight, and triumph comes from following his inner eyes, eyes that are, in fact, his ears–a magic in the making.
I hope this brief video touches you as much as it moved and enlightened me.
Oskar follows the sound of bells and learns to see his world with new “eyes.”
As regular readers of my blog will know, I’m all about this kind of triumph over adversity. Having overcome a challenging childhood and fought an ongoing battle with bipolar disorder, I think Joseph Campbell describes best what it takes to triumph:
Follow your bliss, and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.
May you, too, follow your bliss in the coming year and enjoy the triumph that can come from play, from the blind pursuit of a creative life, from keeping your inner eye on the ball that matters most–the only bell that rings true for you.
(Note: I will be doing more memoir posts after the holiday. If you are a new reader and you would like to look at some of my already-completed pieces about growing up with a mafia father, click here.)