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  • After filling the stomach´s of my Grandkids with crepes and Nutella Other Worlds I ran to decorate my store - window christmassy, hang a painting in the CineClub, write a letter and join my friends from Grupo Visión at the backside of the Municipal Palace. That is where Little - Raimundo, the handicapped 12 - year - old son of Big - Raimundo took this photograph of me. Thanks to God the freezing cold is over, at least the sun was out and shining on us this morning.

    We met with architects from the Public Works in town, we blindfolded them and guided each one on a walk through the center of town, so that they could experience how a blind person struggles with the holes and steps and obstacles everywhere...

    I guided a young architect, Rudolfo, 30 years old, he has bought my art and that was a good beginning. While he had his hand on my shoulder I could feel his insecurity and how he suffered every roughness in the street. He really gave himself over to the experience.

    Rudolfo told me he also just has one functioning eye. When he was 12 years old he had an accident, the retina in both eyes detached and he nearly lost his eyesight, but a doctor in Mexico - City saved him from that fate.

    Afterwards we sat and listened to all the wonderful laws Mexico has as to how to build a city that includes handicappeds. I learnt that the blind are the biggest group of handicappeds everywhere in the world. I learnt that there are great laws and excellent guidelines, but nobody so far cares about these.

    Rudolfo, though, promised to start changing this in our little town soon and I will watch it and tell you in the near future if these were not just empty words. I liked Rudolfo.

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    Photography bu Raimundo Guillén
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