This task is something that I've wanted to do for a long time, well before joining SF0. I particularly admire everybody who has spent time on the streets as part of this task without a friend to guide them. That is insanely brave.
After so many brilliant completions, I wanted to do something a little different. I was originally tempted to go epic and spend 24 hours without sight, but that would have taken planning - and in the end sponteneity won out.
Last Friday night I was drinking in the pub with a friend, and the subject of this challenge came up. I decided then and there that I would do it the following day - regardless of my other plans. I set myself two goals:
1) I would wake up blind, and do my usual Saturday morning chores, without sight.
2) I would attend a theatre matinee, which I had already planned to do, without sight.
The original 24-hour epic idea will have to wait for another day, but meanwhile I felt like those were decent challenges. And there is an extra twist in the tale...
The friend with whom I was drinking when this discussion arose suffers from retinitis pigmentosa
, and unfortunately she doesn't have the option of taking off her blindfold. In a neat role reversal, she was guiding me for the day!
Pictures and story below...