samskivert: The Story of My Life (3)

12 June 2005

Hellen Keller was no doubt an amazing person. That she developed an ability to communicate so richly, and make proper use of such a variety of adjectives that were by definition wholly outside the realm of her life experience says something about the universality of the human condition. Otherwise it’s just a fairly interesting story of a girl growing up at the turn of the century who had an enthusiasm for life. I do suspect that she was secretly getting some action from her teacher but her sense of propriety (and a lack of knowledge of that vocabulary) kept even the slightest innuendo from slipping into her story.

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