"It seems to have been the beginning of everything. The treasures of a new, beautiful world were laid at my feet and I took in pleasure and information at every turn. I lived myself into all things.
I was never still a moment. My life was as full of motion as those little insects that crowd a whole existence into one brief day. I met many people who talked with me by spelling into my hand-and thought in joyous sympathy leaped up to meet thought-and behold a miracle had been wrought-the barren places between my mind and the minds of others blossomed like the rose."
-Helen Keller, The Story of My Life