I had a dream last night, one of those long and drawn-out weird dreams. I don’t remember much about it, but at one point during the course of this dream, an old man came up to me and asked me this question:
If you were given a choice between one or the other, and could not say “neither,” which would you rather be– deaf or blind?
I don’t remember what I told him. I completely forgot about this until about halfway during the day, when I remembered it, and it made me think.
Which would I rather be, deaf or blind? Granted I was given a choice, of course. Ideally, neither, because I’m doing just fine with the five senses I have. Given a choice, I’d have to say that I’d rather be blind. I think I could live in a world without vision, without seeing people and places and being content with the pictures I still had in my head, than living without voices and music and words. Does that make any sense?
How about you? Would you rather be deaf or blind?