Blindspot

...because of the time i've had on my hands over the last few days, and my inability to write for more than five hours at a stretch, i've taken a few trips to macon--the bustling metropolis just north of me--and have passed the Georgia Academy for the Blind a few times...each passing makes my skin crawl...i'm not somehow prejudice or weary of the blind...i don't want a blind person for a pet as i do a dwarf (blog posting about this subject to come)...in fact, i'm fascinated by braille and one of the first movies i remember seeing as a kid was The Miracle Worker...so i didn't know why i was getting the heeby jeebies each time i rolled past...

...then i got it...the school hugs a pretty busy street and separates itself with a tall iron fence, the tops of which are bent inward, as if to impale anyone who attempted to escape...i'm not sure how many blind people would be tempted to climb an eight-foot fence, but i don't think the surprise of a deathly projectile would be a welcomed one...still, this isn't what was really bothering me--let the blind impale the blind for all i care--what was striking was the parking lot...with the sign reading "Student Parking Only"

...now, i realize not every person who is "blind" is unable to drive...but just as i think elderly people should have 
huge signs atop their cars reading "very old person behind the wheel"--akin to those "Student Driver" signs employed by driving schools--i think the "blind" should have a similar sign...

...i really don't know if i can get back on the road...

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