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 🙂