Singing, sharing: ‘Do You Dream in Color?’

Washington Blade

In the new book “Do You Dream in Color?,” author Laurie Rubin says she has a lot to sing about.

Within months of her birth, Rubin’s parents knew there was something unusual about their daughter. Baby Laurie didn’t look at people the way other infants did and it took several doctor visits to learn why: her retinas never developed. She could see light, but nothing more. And yet that was never an obstacle for Laurie.

“Can’t” wasn’t an option. When she expressed frustration at not being able to read, her parents found someone to teach her Braille. She camped, skied and, after being taught some basics in mobility, was eventually mainstreamed into public school. She learned that she loved to sing and was very good at it — even landing a small gig on an album with her friend and mentor, Kenny Loggins.

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