Imagine that you are both blind and doubly blind — not only unsighted but unaware that such a thing as sight even exists — when suddenly, for whatever reason, your eyes come online and for the first time, not only can you see, but you discover that seeing is even a thing. And not only that, but you now realize for the first time that you and your tribe have always been totally blind. Until now, you didn’t even have a word for blindness. It’s a concept you must actually define and name; one of many you’ve never needed before that you’ll need now.
Safe to say, you’re having a pretty confusing day, waking into a new reality you share with no one and for which you don’t have words to describe or concepts to understand. You might wish you could just go back to your former normal and pretend that none of this seeing business ever happened, that it’s all just a weird dream.
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