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We did a short hike on one of the trails at Canoe Creek State Park.

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One of the things I love about hiking in nature is the colors.  At least the colors as I see them.  Since I’m colorblind, I’m sure I miss out on some of them.  However, there are advantages too.  I spot things because I’m making an effort to be aware of the colors around me.

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Trying to explain colorblindness to someone who isn’t colorblind is extremely difficult.  I’ve never seen the way a “normal” sighted person sees, so I have no reference to explain how I see things differently.  I don’t know any other sight than the one I have.  All I can do is express what I see.

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In a way, we’re all colorblind – living our own lives, trying to express them to others, without any real knowledge of what it’s like to live any other life.