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William's face glowed with such pleasure. "Now, what will we do today??"
Today was blue. The sky, William reached into the air, knowing that the sky was untouchable but the wind swept through his fingers. Water--cold and warm--salty or not. Blueberries, blackberries...even a Smurf. 'Blue is cold' William thought as he squished a gel therapy pack from the freezer.
Orange...Red...Yellow...Violet...Indigo...Days flew by as colors gained meaning. Caroline saw that William was experiencing color, even if his eyes saw only a dim foggy gray.
'This is the last day' Caroline realized sadly. William was ready to go on to other teachers, other explorations. 'Today is a rainbow!'
Guiding his hand along the top color, she asked, "What color is this?"
William touched, tasted, and smelled the items--tomatoes, salsa, a cinnamon JellyBelly, a plastic chili pepper....."Red! This is RED! The first color is red!" Caroline clapped as William worked his way through the colors.
"Red...orange...yellow..blue...green...indigo, but that is a weird color...and, violet! That's it, isn't it? That's the rainbow! The rainbow in the sky after a rain..."
Then the time ended when William's mother walked to them. "I'll see you soon, won't I? Miss Caroline?"
She patted his face, assuring him that soon, yes, soon. William was led away with his mother, talking excitedly about the rainbow.
Caroline wiped the tears from her face. "Go and find your rainbows, William!" She picked up her own white cane and found her way back to her classroom, counting the steps memorized over the many years of her own blindness.
Delores @ Under the Porch Light hosts "Wednesday Words", providing a list of six words and/or a sentence prompt, and/or an assignment. This week I have chosen to do the assignment: Describing a rainbow to a blind person. This is part 2 (Friday, March 7th). You absolutely MUST go to her site (by clicking the delightful stream on the side-bar)and read other participants' writing. Go there! I mean it!