Senses Scream It Is The Only Way Of Knowing – By Anonymous


From: Women and Disability – An Issue. A Collection of writings by women with disabilities. This booklet was produced by the Melbourne based Women with Disabilities Feminist Collective in the late 1980’s. The exact publishing date is unknown. Copyright.


 

NO MEANING

Nothing sure
No security
Everything new
Full of danger
Loss of Clarity – of knowing what others know
Impressions.

EMOTIVE IMPACT

Feelings
Hunches
Vulnerabilities
Clues
Sums
Pictures building up.

SOUNDS

Familiar Sensations
Recollections: Memories
Sharp, Hard, Loud,
But inlets.
Consolidation of other impressions
Feelings coupled with substance
Explanations
Communications
Clarity.
Space understood
The where I am
The what I am
The who l am
And the others who guide me to this.

COLOURS

Familiar
Vivid
Dramatic
Muted
Suggestive.

It is all only suggestive
It is enhancing, consolidating
Made meaningful
Grounded into some reality.

A kaleidoscope of impressions:
Sound, smell, taste, touch
Drawing heightened, brittle, pregnant,
sensitivity into a unity of some meaning.

The shock of the variety of ‘guilt’, reality,
being made real by their building-up into a picture
An image, a vision.

Wrong it may be, but real and total for the visually impaired.

Senses scream
It is the only way of knowing.