SUMMARY × Touching the Rock: An Experience of Blindness

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With a foreword by Oliver SacksShortly after John Hull went blind after years of struggling with failing vision he had a dream in which he was trapped on a sinking ship submerging into another unimaginable world The power of this calmly elouent intensely percept. A sad and touching account of a man's adjustment to gradual blindness Whilst the writing isn't groundbreaking or pioneering its honest and heartfelt It made me sad to think of what it would be like to never be able to read a physical book again turn the pages and cast your eyes over precious words or to look at your partner's face see them smile laugh frown cry Blindness is so devastating when you live in such a visual world John Hull handles the topic with tenderness and sensitivity Whilst the religious referencing did little for me as an Atheist its admirable that he kept faith in something despite being dealt such a shitty hand

REVIEW Touching the Rock: An Experience of Blindness

Touching the Rock An Experience of BlindnessIve memoir lies in its thorough navigation of the world of blindness a world in which stairs are safe and snow is frightening where food and sex lose much of their allure and playing with one's child may be agonizingly difficult As he describes the ways in which. I'm not sure how anyone's journal personal thoughts experience could be lower than a 5 star review It doesn't make sense to me With that said I thought Touching the Rock was so insightful into the world of blindness and it was honest I love thought processes and his ideas of what blindness is It took me a while to read because I liked to break up in reading a few journal entries everyday until I was done I would recommend this book to anyone

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SUMMARY × Touching the Rock: An Experience of Blindness µ With a foreword by Oliver SacksShortly after John Hull went blind after years of struggling with failing vision he had a dream in which he was trapped on a sinking ship submerging into another unimaginable world The power of this calmly elouent intensely perceptive memBlindness shapes his experience of his wife and children of strangers helpful and hostile and above all of his God Hull becomes a witness in the highest true sense Touching the Rock is a book that will instruct move and profoundly transform anyone who reads i. This came highly recommended from a trusted source but I found it did not hold my attention I forced myself to finish hoping for some illumination which didn't happen Towards the end I skipped any retelling of dreams as I find this the most tedious element to read Nothing is boring than another person's dream and the analysis of dreams is highly suspect