Here is another question for you and again it’s one I’ve often asked myself:
If I’d choose to go blind, I’d never be able to see my nieces and nephews grow up. I’d lose the ability to enjoy the wonders of nature by sight, such as everything coming back to life in Spring or right now, in my favourite season, watching the leaves turn colours and the world getting ready for Winter. Never again drive a car or enjoy a lovely painting, theatre show or movie. And the worst: never again read a book!
On the other hand, if I’d lose my hearing, I’d never be able to listen to my favourite music any more or hear the sweet sounds of the Earth. I’d never hear someone call me beautiful and I’d probably wake up late every morning by lack of hearing my alarm go off. I’d lose the gift of hearing people speak in different languages and tongues, something that has always fascinated me, nor would I ever hear the sounds or colours from their voices.
Then again, I’d also cease to hear all the crap people talk about each other (or me), all the gossip or the senseless dragging on about topics that don’t interest me.
Where, if I’d go blind, I’d never see the ugly sides of life again…
It’s a tough call, but if I had to choose, I think I would choose to go blind. Of course, I hope I’ll be able to keep these abilities until the very end, because I was blessed to be born with both and can’t imagine not being able to hear or see. But I honestly don’t think I could live without music. I just can’t.
I could get audio books and still follow my favourite TV shows by ear. I’d smell the changes in nature instead of watching them and I never really liked driving anyway, so I would take it as a good reason to finally get myself a chauffeur.
I’m still not 100% convinced of my choice, though…