Monday, November 5, 2007

A genie, a race, a show, a castle and a couple of smiling damsels

"I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture..."
John Adams - US diplomat & politician (1735 - 1826)
My daughter drew this picture on her PC. In spite of her autism she uses several different software packages without ever having been shown how any of it works. I am convinced that she allready knows much more about computers than I ever will - probably because unlike me she has no fear of them.
Do yourself a favour and click on the image to see the blown up detail: there is a genie, a race and a show complete with audience consisting of winged unicorn ponies, plus a castle with damsels in the towers.
Maybe those children who speak less see more.

2 comments:

WeBSteR TwelB said...

I really love your daughters drawing. It's very meaningful and I'm sure you're proud to have a daughter like her.

You know some kids who has autism has gifts or talents. My cousin was autistic and he spoke english galore when he was a kid. but since his education was neglected due to lack of money he forgot all about that. And there are other autistic kids who are very much gifted with their memories etc.

What's your daughters name?

I also like to add that I love your last sentence, the conclusion..

maybe those who speak less see more.

"Two thumbs up!"

Cynthia said...

Autistic children experience reality much different from the way ordinary people do and develop incredible anxiety over things we might barely notice