Believe it or not Bill is now in Berlin. It is his very first international travel after the accident. As you can imagine I have been a little nervous because he's still recovering and using his crushes. But he's fine, Bill is the strongest man that I know, really beyond description.
So, last night I took the kiddies to the art gallery. They had fun creating some art with the paper and crayons that I always carry with me in case of "emergency"
(In front of my 4 tiny pieces at the show)
I give them full credit for their outfits.
Diego is wearing Natalie's water boots. And Natalie is wearing Diego's pants plus my scarf. In our family it's all about collaboration :o
We arrived at 6:00pm but I had to head back home earlier than planned, because Diego came out with some inconvenient idea.
Here you can see me feeling a little tense. Natalie insisted that she wanted to take a picture of me, this is her first attempt. The second attempt never happened because right behind Natalie was Diego trying to get into the "elevator".
The problem is that there was no elevator in the gallery but a large glass vitrine for art display with a mirror on the bottom. When you look inside the vitrine there is this mirror on the bottom of it that gives you the illusion of a very deep place under the floor (something like this). Diego decided that he wanted to go down that "hole", so he started trying to get into the vitrine. And when he's stock in an idea like that the best thing is to take him away from the source of his obsession. Welcome to the Autism world!
But we weren't mad at him at all. To be honest, Natalie and I spent about a minute admiring what Diego had just discovered. I have seen that vitrine hundreds of times in the past 10 years but I never noticed the wonderful "elevator" effect that Diego was able to see right away.
We got home feeling happy. Natalie and Diego went to bed later and I tried to read a book. But my head kept going back to Diego's discovery. Then I had all these images in my mind about large papercuts and mirrors creating an effect of depth. All of that thanks to Diego's discovery. This is just a little example of how much Diego's unusual way to see the world inspires us everyday.
(Now you know why I wasn't at the gallery if you stopped by last night)