Reflections with Rhonda— What I Don’t See—Rhonda Partain

A couple of weeks ago when I attended the Wyoming Writers conference, I was captivated by the poetry presenter when he read one of his poems on the first night, and I wanted to attend his workshops the folllowing day. My friend Rose, who is also a poet, pointed out that he was black and wore dreadlocks. Because of my limited vision, I wasn’t aware of this. So what, I thought. The next day, I attended his workshops, and I’m glad I did because I learned a lot.

This is exactly what Rhonda talks about in her post. It’s important to look past what your eyes tell you about a person. You may be pleasantly surprised at what you find.

Love really IS blind!

We so often focus on what the blind and visually impaired don’t see or can’t do, let’s take a listen to a few things Rhonda doesn’t see that are a blessing.

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Author: abbiejohnsontaylor

I'm the author of two novels,, two poetry collections, and a memoir with another novel on the way. My work has appeared in various journals and anthologies. I'm visually impaired and live in Sheridan, Wyoming, where for six years, I cared for my totally blind late husband who was paralyzed by two strokes. Please visit my website at

2 thoughts on “Reflections with Rhonda— What I Don’t See—Rhonda Partain”

  1. This is so true. I’m glad we don’t depend on visual clues to judge people. Listening to them gives a much better evaluation of the content of their characters. That’s why I’m for free speech. We can tell just how smart or stupid people are when they speak.

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