Thought of the Day 6.27.12

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.”

–Helen Keller

Helen Keller was born on this day in 1880 in Tuscumbia, Alabama. She would have been 132.


When Keller was 19 months old she contracted an illness that left her deaf and blind. Although able to communicate with rudimentary “Home Signs” she was essentially isolated from the outside world until Anne Sullivan arrived at the Keller home. Sullivan taught Keller American Sign Language. Keller went on to become the first deaf blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. Eventually she learned to speak, could read Braille, and could communicate through sign language and by reading people’s lips with her hands.

She became a political activist and writer, advocating for people with disabilities.

Helen Keller

Helen Keller (Photo credit: Wikipedia)



About ritalovestowrite

Freelance writer, graphic designer, musician, foodie and Jane Austen enthusiast in Northern Baltimore County, Maryland. As a writer I enjoy both fiction and non fiction (food, travel and local interest stories.) As an advocate for the ARTS, one of my biggest passions is helping young people find a voice in all the performing arts. To that end it has been my honor to give one-on-one lessons to elementary, middle and high school students in graphic design and music. And as JANE-O I currently serve as the regional coordinator for JASNA Maryland and am working on a Regency/Federal cooking project. View all posts by ritalovestowrite

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