Lou's Diary
A little prince, not quite like the others
  Hello, I am a little boy who only sees right with his heart...
Which doesn't make my parent's daily life any easier. So I'm blind and different (mentally speaking).




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Welcome to Lou's blog

This blog was born in french during autumn 2003 and is now progressively being translated in your language.

New articles will therefore appear on a regular basis.


... my apologies to the people who hadn't understood this yet, all articles on this website are created and written by myself (his dad).

Lou is currently unable to do it,, just like he is to this day unable to grasp the concept of a "computer", "internet", or to focus for a long period of time on a conversation. Only time will tell us if we manage to integrate him completely in the world in which he lives.

Therefore all stories, despite relating actual facts, are obviously biased by my interpretation of his behavior. But having known him for over five years, I don't think I'm getting it wrong.

Want to know more ? Check out the "read me" page.

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Thank you to the "Roi Baudoin" foundation ( "Parcours hors pistes" ). The new design, hosting and translations were partially made possible by their financial support.
Many thanks to Marco Pappalardo et Laetitia Bouet for the translation.


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friday 15 july 2005

112. The stairs - 2

Lou dans les escaliers(continued)
My ease with the stairs lies in a logic quite unlike yours, you visually unchallenged !
You won't find a place with more points of reference than a regular staircase : a confined area, a wall on one side, a handrail on the other, bars, a floor defined by the foot bumping into each step, it doesn't get any better than this...
It's the total opposite of a large room which I don't know and whose boundaries I can't feel.

Speaking of which, they say some blind people only need to clap their hands to determine the volume of a room, and the ammount of furniture in it, a sort of preliminary recon if you will.
I haven't reached that level yet, far from it, even though I do recognize many of the places I regularly visit.
By Luc Boland, at 14:50 :: My own world :: #132 :: No comment

tuesday 12 july 2005

111. The stairs - 1

Lou et les escaliersYou're probably thinking (just like daddy and mommy at first) that the stairs are the most dangerous place for me.
As amazing as it may seem, there's nothing easier than climbing the stairs ! Daddy and mommy really make me laugh, going on and on all day : "be careful in the stairs Loulou" or "Lou, hold on to something !" or even "You're gonna hurt yourself !"

Just think about it, you unbelievers, and check out my prize list : in the "junior / lightweight" category :
- I'm "vice champion of myself" in climbing the stairs facing the wrong way and jumping with both feet at the same time.
- "Finalist of the Interlou Newton descent cup" (standing in balance with both feet on the edge of the step, until gravity makes me slip on the next step, and so on).
- "Triple gold medal winner in sillyness" (standing in balance on one step as long as possible while turning around. The best being when I'm able to do it without holding on to anything).
- Record holder in the "Little Lous Super Cup" (and there are quite a few "little lous" around the world, except their name isn't really Lou), that is, the best performance of the year in climbing down the stairs as fast as possible.

In short : good thing I'm blind, otherwise I would notice daddy's hair going greyer and greyer.
(to be continued)
By Luc Boland, at 14:45 :: My own world :: #131 :: 3 comments

friday 8 july 2005

110. The spin wheel

This morning we went to the playground. For once daddy came along. I can tell you I really enjoyed myself while he suffered !
It's his own fault for wanting to take pictures of me in the spin wheel !
I can stay on it for hours and walk straight the second I get off, but him ... I could tell afterwards that he was all quiet.

Lou et le tourniquet
By Luc Boland, at 14:43 :: My own world :: #130 :: 28 comments
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