If you can make a blind see,,,

Philippines
March 23, 2008 2:15am CST
For us who can see colors, we can easily distinguish them from one to another. It makes life a little exciting because of the stunning vibrants each color brings. Now, imagine anything if they are just in their black and white form? pitch black perhaps? or just plain white? Isn't it that living will be a little too plain for us? Say, you are talking to a blind friend right now, he asked you to let him see color GREEN. How will you use words to make him see it? Remember, they haven't seen it... and they will never ever see it...
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4 responses
@skinnychick (6907)
• United States
23 Mar 08
I would put a plant up to their nose and let them smell the aroma and let them feel the leaves as blind people have a heightened sense of smell and touch. I would explain the vibrancy through the potent smell. Maybe a fern..it would definitely have to be a more aromatic plant.
• Philippines
26 Mar 08
Very good idea. Thank you for sharing that blind people have a heightened sense of smell and touch- now I know. Your technique is to let them smell and feel what you want them to visualize- very creative.
• United States
27 Mar 08
Why thanks! :)
@BYOLA2871 (4373)
• South Africa
24 Mar 08
i am not very good with colours,it will be a great task to use words to make a blind friend see what clour something is.
• Philippines
26 Mar 08
Yes I understand. Thank you for your response. =)
@Rosekitty (19438)
• San Marcos, Texas
19 Apr 08
Hi My january I have a friend that is blind from birth and since he's never had the experence of color, its hard to tell him, but he will ask what color my hair is and what I am wearing..so i tell him in what he feels..by touching my hair and its texture that its strawberry blonde...my skin is fair and he can feel that..money is green and he's aware of that..anything that he touches by texture is given a color or a feeling and thats what he goes by.
@klaudyou (501)
23 Mar 08
What is color to us when in dark, when light is not present? We are dependant on light as we are dependant on colour. And sometimes our imagination gets stucked in how a thing looks like and not properly understand that thing. Don't get me wrong, but the utility of color is very reduced, and sometimes this feature of things can play us tricks. There are people that can detect colors with eyes closed, just by "feeling" it actually. It's about some kind of heat or energy every color exhales. Well, I would be interested in letting the blind explaining me what color is....especially GREEN!