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The Road Not Taken September 30,might have been the beginning of a wonderful alternative history. On that day, our brother Oliver Caswell, then eleven years old, entered the Perkins Institution, where our famous sister Laura Bridgman had already been a student for four years.
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He met many people on that day, but he was immediately drawn to her, and the two latched together. Thereafter Bridgman eagerly continued to teach Caswell, devoting many hours each week to the enterprise.
Fortune also hugged them when Howe and his new wife departed on a long honeymoon in Europe. It was during his absence that a portrait was painted of Bridgman teaching Caswell to read and write. In Deaf education, Deaf teachers were involved from Day One. Many graduates were promptly hired as teachers, and Deaf teachers would go on to found schools all over the world. Blind graduates of early schools for the blind were also hired as teachers and continue to play a leading role in that field.
But in the education of DeafBlind children, we have not seen the same pattern. There are thousands of Intervenors working today. There are hundreds of teachers proper who work with our children in Deaf, blind, and public schools. There are hundreds of early-intervention specialists. None of these professionals are themselves DeafBlind. What happened to cause so complete a shutout of tactile teachers and leaders?
When Howe returned to his post at Perkins, he found that Bridgman had mingled too much with teachers and fellow students. She had learned too much and had many questions. He considered his neat experiment ruined. He immediately made some radical changes, and, later, for a period of five years Bridgman was in the company of one single teacher.
Any suggestions of a future in a widening social circle was abandoned. Perkins would set an example for the world of assigning each one of us a special teacher-companion. They were to help us, keep us safe, protect us from bad influences, and, we can now see, make sure we aspire to the distantist ideal. It is a common outcome of some forms of oppression that their targets must fit in a narrow space of cooperation and gratitude.
The idea with distantism is that we can never uphold it perfectly, but we should make a continuous failed attempt to do so. This continuous failed attempt reassures society that we agree with their values.
We are to be good, but never good enough. The field, which Howe firmly sent on its current course, excludes us because it needs to maintain a certain level of failure. If it was its goal to succeed completely in educating us, it would embrace our tactilehood and value us as teachers and leaders. Instead, distantism is the first condition, and for that to make sense, the field needs its work to be difficult and expensive, not easy and effective. Under Different Names We adults also receive intervention that serves a similar function.
Their Intervenors serve both children and adults. After all, we do live in a distantist society, and we should avail ourselves of distance-information readers.
However, the way our SSP services are performed can be smothering. When I teach Protactile, I like to make it easier to remember what it means and how to spell it by breaking it down into three parts: They do a lot of things automatically, taking over, making decisions for us, making assumptions.
Sometimes I get a new SSP and she asks for my shopping list. She is ready to take charge and have me merely tag along, holding on to the cart.
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She is now more like a detector, or a device that I take out of my back pocket to consult. It is my responsibility to learn and know the world around me; it is part of her job to help me update that knowledge as we go along.
But it is not her job to retain any of this knowledge herself. As a result, they often take charge, make assumptions, push our canes away from making contact, pull us back from people, put themselves in the middle of interactions instead of support our direct communication with others, and guide us in such a way as to maintain a margin between us and the world around us. No wonder we have limited awareness! Their distantism finds its ugliest though unconscious expression at many of our gatherings, conferences, and retreats.
You know the routine: We are each assigned a SSP. Instead of helping us connect with each other, they end up being the ones with whom we talk the most. Their presence creates a network of distantism that separates us from each other or makes it harder for us to find each other. They also can destroy moments when we cluster and go tactile. A friend shared with me an experience he had with a yoga activity at a retreat.
The yoga instructor was a sister, and she wanted the group to do it in Protactile style. So there was a happy clustering, and people helped each other and passed on information. In a few moments there was a nice straight row, everyone paired off and standing apart.
The White Cane Even when we shake off those pesky intervenors, distantism follows us still in the form of the white cane. Now, I love my cane, but it was also one of the first things that told me there is something wrong. What this means for our present discussion is that the instant we feel the need for a cane, we are in distantist territory.
One of our long-term goals should be to claim more and more territory where we do not need a cane at all, because the design of these environments is tactilely accessible and appropriate. For going out in the public, I think we still need to ask the question: Why were we given the white cane? Our crossed wrists turn away from each other and move apart, as if breaking out of handcuffs. I now realize that this is the ultimate distantist fantasy. The white cane makes it possible for us to go many places over a wide variety of terrain all the while avoiding contact with our environment except through our cane.
It is a magic wand that conjures up a bubble for us to float in. Sighted Orientation and Mobility instructors have always taught us one-on-one, the better to dance circles around us and make sure the bubble grows stronger.
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The field has yet to accept any DeafBlind instructors, adamant in the belief that we cannot teach each other to travel. They are right—we cannot possibly teach each other how to travel in their sterile, desolate, meaningless mode where the goal is for us to go down the middle, in a straight line. They want us to disturb the world as little as possible. Ironically, sighted people make that easy to accomplish by parting like the Red Sea before our rod.
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How am I supposed to find anyone if everyone runs away from me? The bubbles they put us in are sometimes so thick they are more like tanks.
For me, this has meant finding the right cane: One of these other modes is traveling and exploring together.
This would go against the whole thrust of the rehabilitation system, which is a monument to distantism. To me, he is the sunshine after the rain, and he treats me like the rainbow waiting to reunite with him again.
And I think I love him. He tells me he loves me, As he slips his hands down the waistband of my pants, And I, I tell him no. Anger pours out of his mouth, His words piercing my heart as if they were knives. The end of us sits at the top of his tongue, Threatening to spew out of his mouth, Like lava to a volcano. He told me he loved me, But when I got home, he told me it was just a joke.
A day passes, he texts me he loves me. Two, he texts me he loves me.
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A week passes, he texts me he hates me. Texts me that I am the reason why he left, that I was never even good enough, and I probably never would be. Week two, he gives my number to men that I do not know, Tells them my body is an interactive work of art, That my body is a mural, They can each touch, and add to the scars.
Like Demeter to the entire world when Hades claimed her daughter, Like Hera to Paris when he chose Aphrodite over her, Pandora to a box she was commanded not to open, Medusa to any man who dare tried to touch her, after she was raped by Poseidon, and punished for something she did not ever ask for.
And he told me he loved me, He told me he loved me, He told me he loved me. What the hell did he mean?