5-Year-Old With Autism Paints Stunning Masterpieces 

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.”

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"Why do I read?

I just can’t help myself.
I read to learn and to grow, to laugh and to be motivated.
I read to understand things I’ve never been exposed to.
I read when I’m crabby, when I’ve just said monumentally dumb things to the people I love.
I read for strength to help me when I feel broken, discouraged, and afraid.
I read when I’m angry at the whole world.
I read when everything is going right.
I read to find hope.
I read because I’m made up not just of skin and bones, of sights, feelings, and a deep need for chocolate, but I’m also made up of words.
Words describe my thoughts and what’s hidden in my heart.
Words are alive—when I’ve found a story that I love, I read it again and again, like playing a favorite song over and over.
Reading isn’t passive—I enter the story with the characters, breathe their air, feel their frustrations, scream at them to stop when they’re about to do something stupid, cry with them, laugh with them.
Reading for me, is spending time with a friend.

A book is a friend.
You can never have too many."
- Gary Paulsen, Shelf Life: Stories by the Book (via wordsnquotes)

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Setenta despechadas le dieron like a tu nueva relación 😩


Quizá esto te tome por sorpresa pero no puedo más con las reservas.

Estoy enamorada de ti.

Así es, estoy haciendo lo que me prometí nunca más hacer.

Estoy enamorada de ti.

¿Cómo lo sé? No tengo idea, sólo sé que lo sé.

Estoy enamorada de ti.

El corazón se quiere salir de mi pecho en cuanto escucho tu voz.

Estoy enamorada de ti.

Mis piernas flaquean cuando me miras intensamente.

Estoy enamorada de ti.

Me es difícil respirar, mi pulso se acelera e incluso siento como sí sangre drenara rápidamente.

Estoy enamorada de ti.

A veces siento que sigo viva por ti.

Estoy enamorada de ti.

Y aún no sé como decírselo a la parte interior que aún tengo rota.

- María Celeste R. (via maricel-enamoradadeloslibros)

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Fragmento agregado por Julio Cortázar


Se miran, se presienten, se desean,
se acarician, se besan, se desnudan,
se respiran, se acuestan, se olfatean,
se penetran, se chupan, se desnudan,
se adormecen, despiertan, se iluminan,
se codician, se palpan, se fascinan,
se mastican, se gustan, se babean,
se confunden, se acoplan, se…