The Blind Men & The Elephant
Perspective & The Whole Picture
Growing up in India, a very complex, multifaceted culture, I remember reciting a poem about 6 blind men and an elephant. In 2nd grade (or so) our teacher would split us up in groups to enact famous poems, including one about the blind men who went to study an elephant (I got to play one of the “blind men”).
On many occasions as an adult I have racked my brain for the words to this poem. Memory being what it is (mostly just complicated by experiences and urgencies that push old stuff back to make room for what we need to remember for every day life), my strenuous efforts to recall what I had memorized in second grade yielded no results.
I was so delighted when the wonders of the internet reunited me with these long lost words!
Dr. Sunaina Rao Jain
Child & Adolescent Clinical Psychologist
Pathways Transition Programs
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