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Malerweg, walking to conquer the picturesque.

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If it is called the Painters’ Path it will be because it is picturesque.
The definitions of “picturesque” are many.
“Everything that lends itself to a pictorial representation has certain qualities: variety and a pleasant disorder.”
More simply “what arouses interest or evokes aesthetic, or in any case visual, emotions due to the presence of unusual elements”

Arcobalegno (Rainbowood) or #EverythingWillBeBetter

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I wish to share this work of art with friends and followers of NoisyVision.
It might seem born from the connection between the themes addressed in the last two Facebook LIVE of Yellow Happy Hour.
We talked about Accessible Art and DescriVedendo with Rosa Garofalo and about colors and rainbows with Marta Telatin.
Arcobalegno (Rainbowood) is a colorful and accessible work of art, as it can be easily imagined by the blind, it can be touched and, as Marta says, with a particular sensitivity one can perceive the different vibrations of the colors.

I am rare. Actually unique. Rare Disease Day

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“When I found out I was stunned. It was clear that it was #rare but I didn’t think so rare. After a while I began to realize that you are rare, but there are also many rare diseases. The cool thing is that at a certain point you start to feel you #sexy, in the American sense of the term. Doctors look at you curiously, the specialists can’t wait to explore under your eye. You laugh, a smile for every time you cried. I have a big karmic debt in smiles. At the moment I have cried more than I smiled. I think I will smile today today, tomorrow, the day after tomorrow. I hope I will not stop. #ifeelsexy ”

When touching is forbidden,

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When I was 18 years I was diagnosed with Usher Syndrome and it took me another eighteen years to understand which were the consequences of this disease and realize that it is one of the main causes of deaf blindness.
The level of hearing loss and low vision still allows me to have a quite normal communication despite when I don’t succeed in reading lips or when the volume of the telecomunication devices is not adequate.
I have already written about the difficulties that hearing impaired can have nowadays during this pandemic caused by Coronavirus.
Today, in this article, I want to talk about the sense of touch.
This sense is very important for deaf blind people because it allows them to communicate.
If you have never seen how it is possible to communicate with the tactile sign language you can watch this video
As far as the actual social restrictions of quarantine are concerned, it’s obvious that some actions and facilities should be granted to deaf blind people otherwise they wouldn’t be able to live and survive.
Perhaps they would use gloves or they would wash their hands carefully.

Anche il profumo é proibito?

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Gli uomini possono chiudere gli occhi davanti alla grandezza, davanti all’orrore, e turarsi le orecchie davanti a melodie o a parole seducenti. Ma non possono sottrarsi al profumo. Poiché il profumo è fratello del respiro. Con esso penetrava gli uomini, a esso non potevano resistere, se volevano vivere. E il profumo scendeva in loro, direttamente al cuore e là distingueva categoricamente la simpatia dal disprezzo, il disgusto dal piacere, l’amore dall’odio. Colui che dominava gli odori, dominava il cuore degli uomini.
Patrick Süskind, dal libro Il profumo

Freedom is within us, a partially sighted says.

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Yesterday I decided to try not to read news, articles, numbers.
It is difficult because the situation evolves rapidly and differently depending on the city, region, country in which you are located. I also believe that a perverse mechanism has been triggered that leads to news bulimia, fueled by anxiety.
It is correct to know what happens outside your house, but there is also the risk of entering a perverse vortex, between fake and conspiracy, which could be harmful.
We need to take breaks and be silent.