Thursday, February 7, 2008
The mosaic that is us...a message from Mom
As Nick and I were working today, it ocurred to me what a metaphor his art is to his autism and his life, as well as all our lives. First, as with all people, no two of Nick's works are the same. Each is so unique in its own way...we only have to look closely to see the beauty there. So it is with all people. Second, we never know until we are finished what the end product will be. It is an ever-changing process and the beauty unfolds as we make a move, make a decision, take a risk. And third, just one piece on the paper is incomplete. It is only when all the pieces are enhancing each other interdependently do we see what is possible. So it is with Nick's life, and I think, with all of us. It truly takes a village, and with each person who touches our lives and each opportunity we're given, we create the mosaic, the collage that makes us unique.