Envis Blind Flicka: Ideas of courage

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.”
Helen Keller

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved.”
Helen Keller

By,Lakira Mitchum

Short story

creative writing

She repeated to him over and over again no I’m not interested in surgery I’m content with my blindness,You will be a blind fool forever Edna! ,he said, “No no papa I love my new live with my Dog I’m okay with my blindness she retorted to her family at the dinner table.She had been blind for about 20 years and her parents were worried about her ,she was about to begin college with a new trained assistant Dog,  the last one was replaced  due to a  vehicle  collision. Everything was Different now ,Her eyes were feeling brand new and her heart was strong with no fear for what life brings her.She hates being underestimated,She hate being last, she made the choice to be strong on her own even with being blind.

Shaking her cane nervously in line she was prepared to get her text books, a young man trip her as she walked by, “I hate dumb handicapped people he mumbled to himself”as she tumbled down the steps she cried, I just want to be strong like my grandmother, she was once blind as well, she died blind. Edna latter Graduated college with honors, not as a charity case but as a winner this time, she came on top and with her thick Swedish accent she felt invincible.She never gave up even when she was six She knew how to ride her bike by her self, while being blind,perseverance is key; her mother always told her.why wait, why be weak, why give up, why want to be like everyone else and choose the easy way out.

Dreams really do come true, with no vision in her eyes and one in her heart, that’s what her grandmother told her , she was happy ever sense, because she never gave up.

“I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.”
Helen Keller


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