Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Six Degrees to HELEN KELLER; Sweating the Small Stuff
—Helen Keller (1880-1968), author, lecturer, activist
Who knew that Helen Keller would occupy my thoughts at this moment. My brother sent me a card and on it was a quote by HK; it said "The best way out is always through" (which is a quote of Robert Frost; a favorite poet of mine and of whom I too have quoted).
Helen Keller was an inspiration to me when I was growing up. Its funny that a blind girl born many years before my time could be an inspiration.She died in my time though. I remember watching her story in a movie called:"The Helen Keller Story". I remember wanting to watch it because the actress playing the part was in Little House on the Prarie.(My favorite show, that I never got to watch, but read the book.) I admired her because even though she was blind and could not hear, she mananged to have a full life. It seems that God sent an angel into her life to lead her and teach her, Anne Sullivan. Who herself was sight challenged.
Helen Keller was given a Book of Mormon translated to Braille by a President of the Church of LDS.She visited the Mormon Tabernacle in Utah,because she always wanted to hear the choir sing there.Talk about six degrees of separation.
I have thought to my self, that if she could live a full life and even die in peace, why can't I? I know that I can. My #2 wish for myself is that I can allow myself to be happy in the life that I have.