Thursday, December 08, 2011

Being an Aspie

I'm coming out of the closet. I have Aspergers, a mild form of Autism, a condition that makes communication with others a difficulty because of how our brains are wired.  For years, it was considered a handicap with no upside, something that made life miserable growing up until research showed me how to communicate more effectively with others. Interestingly enough, the attitude toward Aspergers is changing as many creatives and innovators of the world including Einstein, Newton and Edison were believed to have had Aspergers, a fact which makes yours truly feel more sanguine about  possessing this particular condition.

Click here to see some of the notable who are aspies. Players to the max if you ask me. :)

Had to include Glen Gould playing the Goldberg. Without a doubt, IMHO, Gould was the greatest interpreter of Bach's keyboard compositions. Enjoy.

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