Every now and then,  someone shares something on Facebook that I just have to share myself.  I’ve already shared the post, but then I went looking for something else that I could easily use here on my blog.

Derek is an autistic savant. Music is his gift; that, and his love of people. He’s gregarious, obviously brilliant, and his story is inspiring.  Please take a look at this video:

As much as we’ve learned about the human brain, I don’t think we’ve even come close to delving into all that it can produce. This man’s gift leaves me amazed.  Because I love music, and because I always dreamed of being able to sit at the piano and make it do my bidding, I am always entranced by stories like this one.

By the way, I never made it much past “average” as a pianist, but that has never destroyed my love  for playing the instrument. These days, my fingers aren’t so limber and I’m a bit of a plodder, so I mostly keep my music  to the confines of my own house.

Still, it doesn’t hurt to dream 🙂


P.S.  You don’t have to watch the other stuff on the video. Weird. But don’t miss the rest of Derek’s story once you get past the other stuff 🙂






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