Note: For this prompt, I felt it necessary to also write what I believe I could still do if I were blind. (I, of course, have no way of knowing for sure what I could still do, but these are my guesses). I have incorporated all of these activities except the most important two into the reasons I am grateful for sight. The two most important activities I could still do if I were blind are read, because books come in both braille and audio form, and write, since I write on my computer, and computer keys can be in braille. (There are also devices that say what a person is typing back to her). So, without further ado, here are the reasons I am grateful for sight:
I can see little children, so beautiful, so dainty, yet so strong.
I can do art
I can collect dolls, stuffed animals, and fairy statues, and see them displayed on my shelf
I can blog
I can watch my favorite movies
I can see trees in the forest, especially their trunks and branches, which I probably wouldn’t be able to appreciate with no sight. If I were blind, I could probably still hear the leaves whispering in the wind. Most likely the only way I could appreciate autumn leaves if I were blind is by hearing the sound of them crunching under my feet. Other ways I could appreciate autumn, my favorite season, if I were blind, are by feeling the cool air and smelling the changing leaves.
I can see deer, squirrels, and bears when we cross paths. These animals are usually quiet, so I might not be able to notice them if I were blind.
I can see spiders and their webs. Spiders are silent, and so are their webs. I cannot see how I could appreciate spiders, one of my favorite animals, if I were blind.
I can maybe garden someday
I could maybe someday identify birds by both their song and their appearance. Right now all I can do is identify a few birds’ songs.
I can see all the animals at zoos and the nature center. I probably wouldn’t even be able to pet animals in a petting zoo if I were blind. I could pet dogs and cats that I know, but not less tame animals like the goats at the nature center.