Re: GDV5#317

From: Sergio Mascarenhas (sermasalmeida@mail.telepac.pt)
Date: Sun 04 Jan 1998 - 18:03:14 EET


Simon Bray then Jane then Camo:
>>> When Jane refers to congenital deformaties she list hairlip, short
>>> sightedness, both minor problems.
>>Try making a living as a horse nomad with short sight and see how minor
>>it is.
>
>My point exactly. Even if the kid's tribe didn't have some precept
condemning
>the child to a quick death as tainted by chaos or something, he/she
probably
>will be killed by failing to see that wolf/low hanging branch/etc. until
it
>was too late.

To us blindness is above all being unable to read. I remember reading
somwhere that to Somalian people, being blind was being unable to see our
own catle.

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