Sometimes it takes a different set of abilities to open our eyes.
Today, we had visually impaired dancers visit our school and perform some graceful numbers of Bharatnatyam. They even took risks, dancing with swords, indulging in acrobatics, forming a human pyramid and stunting. It was indeed surprising that none of them made mistakes, despite not being able to see. Their rhythm was constant, and all of them were in identical positions while performing group pieces.
Later, our interviewers Aryav and Alina asked them about their daily lives and how they manage to get through the day. They told us how they differentiate between different currency notes, use transportation safely, and even run individual businesses! Some of them even shared personal stories about being abandoned by their families.
Then, we put blindfolds on and tried to dance without actually seeing the steps. It was really DIFFICULT for all of us. Words weren't enough to picture the steps in our head, as all of us were doing ludicrous moves, stepping on each other's toes. The room was filled with screams and people falling down. It was a huge disaster. Us climbing Mount Everest seemed easier than dancing blindfolded!
At the end of it, we realized that nothing is impossible if you are determined, disciplined, fearless, and confident. It also taught us not to judge a person based on their physical disabilities. A winner is someone who takes everything in their stride to emerge victorious.