In Japanese, “miru” means “to see.” However, its essence goes beyond a mere visual understanding. Miru encompasses perceiving the beauty of the world through our other senses. Visual impairment can sharpen our abilities to listen, smell, touch, and taste, heightening the experience of the present moment. Recalling vivid memories, recognizing faces through voices, or feeling the gentle breeze against our skin all contribute to a unique way of “miru.” Rather than a limitation, visual impairment reveals a rich tapestry of sensory experiences, offering fresh perspectives that those with sight may miss. Embracing “miru” allows us to transcend the bounds of vision and cultivate a deeper connection with the world around us.#3#