Friday, May 28, 2010

now you see me

Now you see me, now you don't.

Watching this little fellow all afternoon, reminded me of a story in the wonderful book Can't Your Child See? by Eileen P. Scott. It was the book I most often recommended to parents during my years teaching the blind.

Scott tells of a young blind child asking his mother if she can see him. She replies yes, she can. He goes out of sight and asks her if she can then see him. She says no. He returns to the room and wants to know again if she can see him. Yes, she says.

This 'now you see me, now you don't' game goes on until the child, for the last time, enters the room and explains to his mother that it's odd because he can see her whether he's here or over there.

Precious, precious, precious.

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