Jonatas was blind from birth but he heard everything including things he overheard, and his memory was excellent. When he was a boy, he found a missing knife because he remembered the sound it made when it slipped behind the breadbox. He walked without a cane. He could hear the shape of a room by the sounds that filtered in from the windows. To Jonatas, objects and spaces were predictable, but not people. He couldn’t hear the difference between a smile and a frown. This might have been why he told his sister, when she asked, that her husband had not really gone on a business trip. Jonatas was blind but he didn’t see why a person’s talents should ever bring misfortune.