Thursday, October 14, 2010

The blind leading the blind

I hesitated to name this photo as I did, and I in no way mean for it to be disrespectful. I have tremendous admiration for blind persons in general, and especially for those who maneuver their way through busy streets in a city like Belgrade where there are, unfortunately, few accommodations for persons with handicaps.
I think these two did well to help each other along.

15 comments:

Gaelyn said...

I think that works.

Luis Gomez said...

Beautiful image and text Bibi. Thank you.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Nice image of two pals helping each other. Our streets are geared for wheelchairs but I have been in cities in which the traffic lights have a beeping for those who cannot see.

Randy said...

I don't think you were being disrespectful at all. I give you credit for taking the photo. I wouldn't have been able to do it.

Virginia said...

Friends helping each other along the path of life. That's what we all need, n'est-ce pas?
V

Lily Hydrangea said...

I think your title is perfect, a very positive slant on an old expression, quite touching.

Lynette said...

Compassionate, caring photo and post. Thanks for making me think.

Olivier said...

surprenante photo, cette entraide entre deux aveugles.

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» understands your hesitation in naming the post as you did - but agrees that it is aptly named.

There is a school for the blind near Chez la Vache and the students and instructors are frequently seen on the streets of Albany and neighboring El Cerrito.

Costea Andrea Mihai said...

well seen!! bravo!

Jilly said...

What a beautifully sensitive photo and words, Bibi. Some cities can be very difficult for blind people. Do blind people have Guide Dogs in Serbia? Funnily enough this afternoon I have a blind dog coming to stay. She often comes and she is so brave.

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Bibi said...

Jilly, no, no dogs, unfortunately. There are few concessions; just some beeping traffic lights....if you can hear them.

Alexa said...

Even the sighted can use a little help from their friends. I think this photo is very touching—and my eyesight (poor as it is) is something I'm grateful for every day of my life.

Jacob said...

This is a very powerful, dramatic and poignant photograph! I can't imagine what it would be like not to see.

Joni James said...

Occasionally I ride a bus to Seattle with a blind man. I sit and try to imagine all the things his senses are taking in that mine don't necessarily notice so easily. It makes you stop and think for sure. You'd have to be very brave to venture out into a crowded city, at least at first.