January 4th is Louis Braille’s birthday, French inventor of the braille code.
I think two of the best qualities any person can have are passion and compassion. I believe we’re all passionate about something.
I am passionate about braille literacy, as an extension of literacy as a whole.
Braille is hard to learn for many people who lose their vision later in life. I’ve known braille since I started to slowly learn it in my first five-seven years.
I am practically allergic to math and numbers. I am deeply passionate about words and braille.
In this world of technology, there is less and less push for blind people today to need to learn braille at all. That, to me, would be like never learning to read. Though many prefer to listen to the talking programs on computers and phones, I still wouldn’t trade that for the feeling of those bumps beneath my fingertips.
Thank you, Louis Braille, for what you did so long ago.
This first-Thursday-of-the-month JusJoJan post comes from
Rosemary Carlson, Writer
with her prompt word-of-the-day: passionate.
What is it you’re passionate about?