Caecus sed lucidus

“Blind but enlightened”, a motto at the Nikolauspflege impressed me as a child when my parents visited the former director of this academy in Stuttgart.
There are so many examples where the norm isn´t the norm – think also of Paul Wittgenstein, the one-handed pianist, who lost his right arm but approached many composers to write him sheet music: Benjamin Britten, Paul Hindemith, Richard Strauss, Maurice Ravel, Sergej Prokofjew among others.