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December 20, 2008

‘Dark’ exhibit sheds light

I recently had the pleasure of visiting Union Station’s newest exhibit: “Dialog in the Dark.” The exhibit allows visitors to be in familiar, everyday environments while challenging them to perform tasks in total darkness. Blind or visually impaired guides lead you through the various exhibits.

I left with a new sense of the challenges facing so many of my fellow humans. I am forever changed as I go through my days now thinking of what a difference sight makes. Part of the exhibit encourages visitors to have a dialogue with their guide.

Union Station is a jewel in Kansas City. Please support the station and enrich your own life. To steal the tagline from the exhibit: This journey lasts one hour, but the effects will last a lifetime.

Julia Thomas
Prairie Village

Editor’s note: “Dialog in the Dark” runs through March 29.

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