Picture: Louis Braille, Legend

This orig­i­nally appeared on mis​ter​agye​man​.blogspot​.com on August 11, 2015.

Caption: They thought him blind; then they caught his vision.

I hope I’ve done this jus­tice. Every bust, every por­trait of this man shows a dif­fer­ent face. And none of them is easy to cap­ture in out­lines– at least, not for an ama­teur. I remem­ber read­ing a com­ment by a friend of Braille who said that Braille would­n’t have appre­ci­ated being remem­bered with his eyes closed. However, I dared not place pupils where I didn’t see any.