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Jul 5, 2010

盲人摸象 you don't know the whole story

盲 (blind)
人 (man)
摸 (examine)
象 (elephant)

You are blind. And small.

One of you comes up to a large elephant and touches one of his legs.
Surely, this is a tree trunk!

One holds his squirmy trunk.
Surely, this is a mighty serpent!

One happens upon his ivory tusk.
So smooth, so sharp, surely, this is the latest technology!

***
Character
(blind)
Remember (lose) from 亡羊補牢 never too late?
Guess what might be.
You guessed it -
(eye).
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