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Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan

“Love is something like the clouds that were in the sky before the sun came out. You cannot touch the clouds, you know; but you feel the rain and know how glad the flowers and the thirsty earth are to have it after a hot day. You cannot touch love either; but you feel the sweetness that it pours into everything.” Annie Sullivan, teacher and companion for Helen Keller I visited this memorial, “Water” by Mico Kaufman in Feeding Hills, MA, Annie Sullivan’s hometown. It captures the moment Helen Keller, who was deaf and blind, made the connection between the object she was feeling–water–and the letters Annie Sullivan was spelling in her hand, thus learning her first word. The statue is also in Tewksbury, MA.

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