Thursday, July 19, 2012

And In Recent News: Human Beings Continue To Amaze!

Deb: This was sent to me by the lovely Seana who is alway always finding inspiring and life affirming things—both in the world and in her heart. Please watch and be inspired.



42 comments:

  1. OMG..!! Seana...YOU.ARE.MY.HERO! HOW DID YOU FIND THIS?!?!??!?!!!!!! And where can I find him.. I wanna hug him!

    Deb, thanks so much for this. This is so inspiring. So so so very inspiring!!!! I mean it was.......It was a PERFECT REPLICA!!!! He didnt even need to check the proportions.. YIKES! I want to marry his brain!

    I swear, this proves once more that Talent can come from anywhere, in any form and from ANYONE!!! I'm gobsmacked..! I really am!!!
    Deb, I want you to give Seana a BIG HUG for me! And ask her to keep finding brilliant videos like this one and share them with US!

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  2. I knew you would love it Shalaka! Actually I hope everyone loves it. Just blew my mind. What a spirit this man has. What talent and insight in his own fabulous way. We all learn differently-that's for sure! Yes the lovely Seana is in tune with all things special in this world, because they are always positive!

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    1. I know, and its so so positive!!! I LOVE THAT! HA! Sounds like she's like me!!! :D

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    2. We have several friends that have kids with severe Autism. I'm always looking for ways to understand and connect with them.....hence me finding this magical mind of Stephen :)

      Isn't it JUST!!!!

      XOXOXO
      Seana

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    3. OMG it is. And Ive always believed that Autistic kids are VERY VERY SPECIAL, because they have some talent that is exceptional! And this one was Just BRILLIANT! Love Stephen's mind, Love his passion, and LOVE.HIS.TALENT!! AMAZING!
      Thanks again! xoxo

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    1. Isn't it GArrett? Man, this guy is amazing.

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  4. Very lovely video indeed! I would love to have that kind of a talent. That is a good talent to have :)

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  5. Yes, this story absolutely astounded me. We are so complex...

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  6. Our list of superpowers might contain this one now!

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  7. Thank you Seana for sharing this! My son is Autistic. Like Stephen he did not speak until just over four yrs old and could only communicate through sign language. He was diagnosed as severely autistic. At 13 he was re-evaluated because academically he was at the top of his class after being mainstreamed into a regular classroom. At that point they changed his diagnosis to Aspergers. At 20 yrs old he just finished his Associates Degree and was eligible for Phi Theta Kappa. Ricky can not look you in the eye for more than a minute and is very uncomfortable in social situations. But give him any sports name and he can rattle off all the stats for you. People ask me how he does it and I can't explain it anymore than the next person. He hopes to be a sports analyst but interestingly is having trouble finding any job now because of his difficulty in social situations. I just pray someone will give him a chance. I can tell you, like Stephen, he is a special young man! Thank you again, Seana, Deb, and Barb for bringing their gifts to light! XOXO

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    1. Mary he sounds like a very very special boy and I hope his life is rich and full. WE have a dear friend who's son has a similar challenge. Lovely sweet boy. Knows everything there is to know on earth about trains. Good luck to him. We just did a fundraiser for his school called Autism is a pain in the Aspergers. Raised a lot of money.

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    2. "Autism is a pain in the Aspergers."... Fantastic!

      I have a nephew with Aspergers. He is at peace when playing his music.
      We have several friends that have kids with severe Autism. I'm always looking for ways to understand and connect with them.....hence me finding this magical mind of Stephen :)

      Sending BIG LOVE to you and yours.

      oxxo
      Seana

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    3. Love that I would share with Rick but he went to college telling no one about his disability due to the years of bullying in high school. He wanted college to be a "different" experience. He hates if you mention the words Autism and disability. Thank you for the support I so hope he finds his way it's tough not knowing what to do for him and what is too much. It takes someone special to love and empathize with them!

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    4. Thanks for sharing this, Mary. I am so glad we've found each other to share these stories.

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  8. Whoa. AAAAH Mental Health kick! I love it!! Fascinating. Absolutely fascinating!

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  9. I Knew this would touch you in magical places! I think Bob Ross (The Joy of Painting) says it best.....
    ‎"You need to understand nature to appreciate it. We spend so much of our lives walking around looking, but never seeing. And if painting teaches you nothing else, it’ll teach you to see nature, to appreciate some of the beauty that’s around us every day that we take for granted.” — Bob Ross, 1984

    Eyesight.... What a GIFT we all have. My father used to say to me, "Seana, you see pretty". He was correct. i do. I feel that my heart has eyes of it's own. So i choose to Look from there.

    I feel beyond blessed to have the opportunity to swim in Stephen's beautiful mind. And i feel just as blessed reading this blog. What an amazing world we live in when we get to "share" the way we all do.

    Deb, your Blog has allowed me, (all of us), to touch your heart, from miles away, and dance with your mind. What a GREAT thing it is to be connected to you from this creative, thought provoking, silly, loving place. AND, i get to FALL IN LOVE with Barbara! So THANK YOU gals for taking the time to share and inspire so many. Its a beautiful thing.

    LoVe you both,
    Seana

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    1. Thank YOU Seana for all you are to us and to the blog! xoxoxoxo

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    2. Seana, you made me weepy and happy here. Thank you for all of this. And for always "seeing pretty". That is so so true. And why I love YOU!!!

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    3. Love Bob Ross!
      "See beautiful" I will have to use that one!

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    4. LoVe you too, beauty

      xoxoxo
      Seana

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    5. Oooh, "dance with your mind." LOVE THAT!!!

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  10. This is one of the most amazing things I have ever seen a human being do. F......... awesome.

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    1. Isn't it Madge? I was just so inspired and so moved and so in AWE! So glad you enjoyed it.

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  11. I don't know what to say!! This absolutely blows my mind!! It is truly amazing what the mind is capable of holding and reproducing. Thank you so much Seana for sharing this. Again, I am speechless and in awe.!!!

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  12. I know Jo. Awe. People are awesome. We need more of this kind of information in our lives. More exposure to this kind of human being don't we?

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  13. Seana, you are so lovely!
    This man is so talented! I have known several artists over the last 5 or 6 years since I took an interest in art and none of them can compare to this man. What an amazing talent. Such a beautiful work. It is just amazing! I have heard of people that are able to tap into their brains and use more of certain areas than the rest of us. I think that may be what's happening here. Having a photographic memory is something to be cherished and proud of. When I am working on a architectural drawing, it is never from memory or on that scale. I have to have a photo in front of me and even then I don't get it all accurate (of course, a lot of my work is more along the lines of surrealism, so there's that). Just amazing!!
    LOVE IT!!! :)

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    1. I agree. This man is talented and Seana is so lovely And the reverse is also true.

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  14. Um...wow. This is absolutely amazing, spectacular. :O

    Thanks for sharing Seana!

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  15. Really, truly, amazing! I think Autism should be spelled AWEtism!

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  16. this is amazing . thanks for sharing Seana . i am amazed by Stephen Wiltshire's ability to remember the aerial view of Rome and recreate it so perfectly .

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  17. oh wow. It amazes me how you guys can pick tpoics that fit so perfectly into my life at any moment.
    I go to the doctors next month. I am gonna get tested for Aspergers. I have found enough info online to be pretty sure I am on the Autism spectrum and have been talking with my parents about it. It scares me to get the confirmation from a Dr. but on the other hand I see this video and feel beter about just being ME.

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  18. Dear lord, the number of windows is accurate! That's what first got me. Then in Rome, all the close winding streets. If any of us were to try this, you KNOW we'd only put squiggles in to signify there's a street in there somewhere.
    Now THAT, my friends, is a skill!

    Thanks, Seana. You inspire us with what you find, what you say and how you live. {{hugs}}

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    1. I must say, though, that I would not want this talent. The trade-off is much too great a sacrifice.

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  19. This is so wow. Just WOW. Thank you for this, Seana. I'll be sharing this around! :)

    My son is on the autism spectrum. The school keeps trying to force us to let them label him Asperger's, but all outside assessments have placed him as PDD-NOS. Eddie is brilliant. And, that's not just mommy bragging. The kid is a freakin' genius. He is tremendously creative. And, he has a very sweet, compassionate, justice-oriented heart. But, he's also hyperkinetic and has verbal processing learning disabilities, dysgraphia, sensory filtration deficits, and more. In the way of emotions and self-control, he stays about 2 - 3 years "younger" than his chronological age. Throw in the fact that he's turning into a stubborn teenage boy with a sassy mouth, now, and, oh yeah, we're having SUCH a kooky kettle of fun around here.

    I have fights with his school. A lot.

    And, I, too, am a non-neurotypical. *hugs Kelly in NJ*

    Forget "square peg in a round hole," my son and I are a household of icosahedrons.

    It's not just a struggle for #AutismAwareness. It's a struggle for #AutismACCEPTANCE . It's like Temple Grandin says, "The world needs all kinds of minds."

    Please, please, please, y'all, take the time to listen to her TED talk.
    http://www.ted.com/talks/temple_grandin_the_world_needs_all_kinds_of_minds.html I know I'm commenting late on this post, so Deb and Barbara, please don't be upset if I tack this link onto future comments.

    If you have anyone you love in your life, especially a child, who is autistic, please listen to what Grandin has to say in this talk. It's about 20 minutes long. But, every second is utterly, completely, thoroughly worthwhile, and she covers a surprising amount of ground in a relatively short span of minutes. The world NEEDS non-neurotypicals.

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    1. Absolutely, add this to any and all of your comments, Rigel!

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  20. Utterly amazing, that. It just goes to show that talent and intelligence can be found literally anywhere, if only we're willing to look...

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