“I finally know what The Mona Lisa looks like”
October 2, 2014

Mona Lisa tactile image for blind people Living Paintings

Today we received a letter in the post and it was from a library member with such kind words about what we do…

Dear all,

I usually try to enclose a letter when I return my albums to let you know how much I appreciate the hard work put into producing them and how much pleasure you bring to me through them. I forgot to include my letter last time (although I had written it!) so let me just say that I did enjoy it but the main thing I take away from it is finally knowing that The Mona Lisa looks like. Never having had enough sight to see her and so was thoroughly surprised to find I was completely wrong! I now have a very clear picture of her in my mind’s eye and I want to thank you very much for that.

I was terribly sorry to hear of the death of Alison Oldland. Her voice is so familiar and it was nice to learn a bit more about her through this album. What a wonderful tribute to her. How do you thank a lady who had done so much?

This album is completely different to a lot of the others and I enjoyed it immensely. I have never been in a position to walk in the countryside or along rivers or streams but throughout this album I was able to leave my city flat and be there with the describers and feel the breeze, smell the flowers, hear the birds and water and really loose myself in another world. Thank you so very very much for this opportunity. The flowers are beautifully replicated and described and this is probably my favourite album so far. I could forget the worries of everyday life and just escape to a different world. Magical.

I hope that you do know how much all your work is thoroughly appreciated.

Denise


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