Her Name Was Helen

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure.” Helen Keller

Translation(mine): Go big or stay home.

If you’d like to learn more about this amazing woman, go here.


5 thoughts on “Her Name Was Helen

  1. Excellent! I love it. (The quote and the site. 😉

    She was a fascinating woman. WC

    I have a couple wordpress links, myself. The one thing about wordpress I do not like? They do not get picked up by Technorati and many of the other search engines.

    Also, I cannot touch my template (I’m cheap when I don’t have money, lol.) Other than that, I love it. It looks very good and clean. Good pick. 😉

    That’s interesting Rosemary, as I get refs from Technoratti – but I think I registered my blog there – maybe that’s the catch? Also, certain themes in wordpress can be customized – cutline and a few others. Check at the wordpress homepage – they have a thingie there that talks about which themes you can customize (for free.) hehe



  2. What an amazing women. As was her teacher Anne Sullivan, still reading about both now….it’s very humbling to see the passion, dedication and the lives of these remarkable humans.
    Cheers, Kelly


    I went to Helen Keller Jr. High School when I was growing up. We used to study about her. She was an amazing person – cripes with all the odds she worked against it sure is humbling, isn’t it?



  3. When i was 11, i had gotten a book (small paperback) on Helen Keller’s life (story). At the end of the book (in very small pictures) was the alphabet in sign language. I learned it (along with a friend of mine) and to this day, have never forgotten. I also have taken a few sign language courses and actually was able to hold a conversation (through an entire wedding dinner) with a deaf couple seated at our table. Granted I was slow and had to have a lot of things (finger) spelled out, but did farely well. Impressed the heck out of my other companions that the “quiet one” actually knew sign language. It’s just one of those things in life that fall into the season/reason/lifetime category that you pick up and someday use, but it was a really cool experience.

    Peace Out

    Wow, what a great story. I had no idea you taught yourself sign language (so proud). Isn’t it amazing how the actions of someone we have never met can inspire us to do things, learn things and really become better people, just because they were here?



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