Communication skills, grades man, higher than a beast. People tend to forget this fact.
Communicaton throws light on every aspect, almost. If it were not to be so, we would still be hunting, wild beasts, and surviving in the stone age period. It happened, by chance. Lo! It turned out to be the biggest boon to mankind. Speech, being one limb of communication, is the most sought after, and the most profitable too. Imagine, a world, where you are sending me a message, with hands, legs tied-up, eyes closed, with the mouth shut, of course. Impossible, is it not?
Afterall, is communication only limited to speech?
Answering in favour of the above question, can be a general opinion. Atleast, most of us, are brought up to think in that manner. Speech is definately not it. Hand signals, movement of the eyes, limbs, all prove to be means as well. It's just that the most prefferable of them all is speech.
Well, i've spent little time amongst those who are devoid of this facility. But, it does not diminish their qualities, creativeness, in any fashion.
One. During my brief stint at painting, i met this 'handicapped' girl. She also used to attend drawing and painting class. Although, she failed in speech, she painted fabulously. Adept in abstract art, she used to draw beautiful forms of ganeshas, moreover in acrylic medium. As far i know, acrylic is not easy. With, hands shaking incessantly, she used to do a wonderful job.
Two. Children(it's quite inappropriate and uncomparable). Off-late, children, and their ways have fascinated me. Luck has favoured me with an oppurtunity of spending valuable time with kids. The kid, in concern is of one and a half year. Obviously, she poses to be a handful. And her communication skills are simply great. Baby-talk is obviously incomprehensible, and the same time, it makes sense. The motions of the hand, the fluctuating banter, etc, can be understood.
At times, i am required to remain silent, as the muscles of my jaws hurt after having spoken for a length of time, or after having laughed continuously. I guess, i should revert back to signalling of the hand, untill, probably, they start to ache.