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Looking at things from another perspective


You will no doubt be familiar with the optical illusion drawings so often used in training to demonstrate that things can seem very different when viewed from a different perspective (eg: the young lady in furs who becomes an old crone, depending on which way you view the picture)

I need to run a similar exercise with a group of blind/partially sighted people, and want to make the same point, but in an experiential rather than visual way.

Anyone got any ideas on ways of doing this that would be accessible to all?
Helen Wyatt

2 Responses

  1. This might help!
    this is a joke…but it might help…

    “An atheist was taking a walk through the woods. “What majestic trees! What
    powerful rivers! What beautiful animals!” he said to himself. As he
    continued walking alongside the river he heard a rustling in the bushes.

    Turning to look, he saw a 7 foot grizzly charging towards him. He ran as
    fast as he could up the path. Looking over his shoulder he saw that the
    bear was closing in on him.

    His heart was pumping frantically and he tried to run even faster. He
    tripped and fell on the ground. He rolled over to pick himself up but saw
    the bear raising his paw to take a swipe at him. At that instant the
    Atheist cried out: “Oh my God!…”

    Time stopped. The bear froze. The forest was silent.

    It was then that a bright light shone upon the man and a voice came out of
    the sky saying, “You deny my existence for all of these years, teach others
    that I don’t exist and even credit creation to a cosmic accident.

    Do you expect me to help you out of this predicament? Am I to count you as
    a believer?”

    The atheist looked directly into the light, “It would be hypocritical of me
    to suddenly ask you to treat me as a Christian now, but perhaps, could you
    make the BEAR a Christian?”

    “Very well,” said the voice. The light went out. And the sounds of the
    forest resumed.

    The bear lowered his paw, bowed his head and spoke, “Lord, bless this food which I am about to receive and for which I am truly thankful. Amen”


    Well, Helen, you asked for a different perspective!


  2. Try Music

    I haven’t tried this, but I think it will work. Play 3 or 4 different pieces of music, and then ask delegates (in small groups) to describe the scene/feelings it evoked. I’m sure there will be a lot of differences!


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