Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Nice fan mail from the Pacific Northwest

Got a nice letter today from a person in the Pacific Northwest whose father, blind since birth, gained sight in adulthood after a cataract operation. The letter made my day; it said in part:
Wake has a poignant scene where Caitlin is "seeing" for the first time. I related to that scene so strongly because of my father's first month of vision. Learning what a carrot was by LOOKING not feeling. Learning that a carrot is ORANGE and that Orange looks like this ...

Your writing of that scene and many others as they relate to blindness was so spot on that I was compelled to write to you and ask where you got your research. My parents use JAWS software and many other gadgets you mention. Thank you for being true and sensitive in your storyline.

Visit The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site
and WakeWatchWonder.com



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