Monday, January 12, 2009

In Search of Helen Keller

Helen Keller, June 27, 1880 to June 1, 1968.  Photo of Helen Keller in 1905.

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched.  They must be felt within the heart." ~Helen Keller.

For months now I have been in search for that intuitive feeling of 'knowing"!  Knowing what is the right theme for my altered book project...  And it has finally come to me with a certainty that I am so enjoying... My book is going to celebrate the life of Helen Keller, but most importantly all that she stood for..Her values and philosophy; her story is one of perseverance, positivism, resilience, inner beauty, compassion, love and so much more...which I look forward to discovering  as I delve into her life.  By doing so I will be reminded of these important lessons in life and hope to live in these moments with grace and gratitude.

Helen Keller was a an American author, activist and lecturer.  She a person living without sight and hearing, who defied the odds and led a full life.  A great role model for all of us.  She campaigned for women's suffrage worker's rights and other progressive causes, such as pacifism, she was a birth control supporter and a radical socialist.  

So now the search is on for the right book...I am excited as I believe the inspiration for this comes from deep within and I am merely the vessel to bring it to life..And then five other beautifully creative souls will add to this beginning and create a wonderfully inspiring book.

I will post some of photos of the cover shortly, when I find the right book.


  1. its wonderful to make the link between Helen's examples of living *inspite of any hardship... to express and all of us.

    We still struggle to see/hear or understand each other, all over the globe.

  2. What a wonderful and inspiring book this will be! I love your ideas...Roxanne

  3. I found this yesterday searching other things, thought it might interest you.

  4. Thanks so much for this great link to this lovely photo of Helen Keller, Anne Sullivan and Joseph Jefferson...I think it is a great picture..

  5. What a thoroughly inspiring topic Supria. I can already imagine a few possible directions to take this. And I totally get the importance of the intuitive feeling of knowing!