Category Archives: Thoughts

Artism, I mean autism.

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When I told my aunt about Ben’s diagnosis of autism she said, “well your daddy couldn’t speak until he was about four, the only words he said were, this and that.” I bring that up because her brother was one of those crazy artist, (I use the word crazy intentionally, I was a psych major) and I am an artist, paid as an art director for national television commercials. In fact most people in my family have said about Ben’s diagnosis, “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree”

I kinda take the apple business as a compliment.

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The above three sold in 2004 for 4.5 million dollars. The artist is not Ben it is Cy Twombly. Maybe Ben is artistic and not autistic, maybe the apple fell right on top of me.

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