Tuesday, April 16, 2013

savant bon vivant

i've been wondering a bit about the idea of cancer solution.

perhaps cure.

we know treatments exist of all kinds.

the treatments and pursuit of cure spring from the minds of scientific and medical minds across the globe.

but where are the artists?




should they be invited to a kind of cancer summit?

maybe we just need more kinds of minds working on the problem.

different kinds of thinking.

once, when our youngest daughter ella was almost 2, we were walking through an antique mall.

me, the godfather, and our four daughters. i was carrying our almost 2 year old ella, who was born on the first day of the second week of the last month, of the first year of our new century.

 friday, december 8, 2000.

we formed our own little unit, perusing the aisles, and came into another unit, a bunch of guys on an outing, on a random saturday afternoon.

the guys had a chaperone, they were 'clearly impaired.'

have you seen the movie i am sam?

or rainman?

it was kind of like that.

these guys were savants of some kind, their fascinating minds so heavy on the genius in one area, that it cast a large and oppressive shadow on the other parts of their brains, rendering them 'useless....'


says who?

the guys stopped and counted the girls.  one pointed to ella, and asked, when is her birthday?

i said december 8th.

he said what year?

i said 2000.

he said back to me, very clearly,

december 8, 2000 was a friday.

indeed it was.

these are the minds we need.

we are here to learn from each other after all.

science fair winners, we love you.

but we need everyone.

as i see it.

xx katy


  1. Reminds me of that example where a truck is stuck under a bridge overpass 'cuz it was too big to clear it. Engineers gather & try to figure out how to get the truck un-stuck. A little girl walks up & says "why not let the air out of the tires?"
    There's all kindsa types of smart. Book smart, common sense smart, etc. I like the idea of a summit. There's probably people out there now who didn't go into science, medicine or research - but if they had, they mighta come up with some 'cancer answer'.

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