How this young man, made his own life mattered, despite his visual impairments, from the Newspapers, translated…
“The tides of time took away our youths, but, I can’t see the memories that remained, in the photographs.” The second-year high school performance arts department student, Lee was visually impaired since birth, suffered the deterioration of his visual nerves, and can only see the rough shapes, but he loved music, he’d worked hard, to feel what graduates were feeling as graduation gets closer, wrote music that showed the hearts of the handicapped graduating class, his work also showed the unique quality of the special education high school.
Since Lee was younger, he’d loved music, played piano, and the saxophone, and, with the encouragement from his music and Chinese instructor, he’d written the music, and penned the lyrics, for the song of his graduating class.
The music director from his school, Lin said, that most people just needed to, jot down the notes on the staff papers, but students who are visually impaired relied on the braille typewriters, which aren’t easy to carry with, and, the process of operating the machine isn’t at all easy, as Lee felt the inspirations, he could only use the recorders to capture the moment, then, used the braille typewriters to write.
Lee said, the very first time he’d written the lyrics, it wasn’t until after he’d interviewed the graduates, did he sit down to write. The lyrics, “The typewriters marked down all our hardships, all the teacher’s advices”, “Saying goodbye to the school officials, grasping our canes tight, moving toward, that unknown in our futures”, it’d made a lot of the students cry on the graduations.
Lee said, he’d felt very accomplished, as the graduates sang aloud the song he wrote, when he graduates next year, he’d wanted to, create a graduation song for himself.
So, this, is how this young man, despite his visual impairment, still worked hard, to achieve, through music, he’d found something that’s meaningful to him through the music he created, and, although the process of writing out the music may be somewhat, grueling for someone who’s visually impaired, he’d not, let that get in the way of his dreams of making music at all.