utism is a poorly-understood neurological disorder that can impair an individual’s ability to engage in various social interactions. But little 5-year-old Iris Grace in the UK is an excellent example of the unexpected gifts that autism can also grant – her exceptional focus and attention to detail have helped her create incredibly beautiful paintings that many of her fans (and buyers) have likened to Monet’s works.
Little Iris is slowly learning to speak, whereas most children have already begun to speak at least a few words by age 2. Along with speech therapy, her parents gradually introduced her to painting, which is when they discovered her amazing talent.
“We have been encouraging Iris to paint to help with speech therapy, joint attention and turn taking,” her mother, Arabella Carter-Johnson, explains on her website. “Then we realised that she is actually really talented and has an incredible concentration span of around 2 hours each time she paints. Her autism has created a style of painting which I have never seen in a child of her age, she has an understanding of colours and how they interact with each other.”
Incredible! <3 <3 <3
This is the chemical formula for love:
dopamine, seratonin, oxytocin.
It can be easily manufactured in a lab, but overdosing on any of them can cause schizophrenia, extreme paranoia, and insanity.
Let that sink in.
A boy sleeps amid the rubble of his destroyed house in Gaza Strip on Sept. 1, 2014.
(Source: TIME, via stayspectacular)
"We all have our scars. From loving someone too deeply. From wanting to protect someone too much."
Graduation ceremony in University college of applied science in Gaza , students held pictures of their colleagues who were killed by israel during the recent war on Sep ,8h 2014. (by Majdi Suleiman)
Ya Rabb <3
at Kraton Yogyakarta with buddies
Sitting Is Killing You
A piece for TIME Magazine, commissioned by AD Alexander Ho.
Being desk-bound myself most days, I think (worry) about this topic a lot. Maybe that’s why I went a bit melodramatic with this?
wulan (late ) b’day surprise