Springfield Road

By Salena Godden

A poetic, funny and touching memoir of childhood in the 1970s

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

How Does A Blind Person Cross The Road?

Yesterday's event for The United Nations 21st Annual International Day of Disabled People at The House of Lords blew me away. We had cream tea and cucumber sandwiches and it was a wonderful afternoon with a beautiful view of the wintry river Thames outside the window. There was passionate talk and lively debate and the premiere of the 'Sea Of Change' film asking the question 'How Does A Blind Person Cross The Road?' - I was inspired by the brilliant people I met. As I left Parliament Square, I looked up and heard Big Ben strike 6pm and it gave me an idea for a new piece of audio which is attached to this new blog post, you'll hear Big Ben feature at the end.

You can read the full poem 'How Does A Blind Person Cross The Road?' my response at www.salenagodden.com

And hear my brand new 3minute sound-garden-radio-picture to accompany the poem here and also on my mixcloud too

This isn't the best poem I ever wrote, but these were some of the best people all under one roof and in one room and I hope I am helping in some small way to share their story and struggle and raise awareness. Thank you for listening!


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