Monday, May 21, 2007

Pi Print Charity Auction Starts May 31st

We will be auctioning number 1 of the limited edition (50 worldwide) series signed print of my Pi landscape painting to raise funds for epilepsy and autism charities. The auction will be hosted by ebay and begins on May 31st at noon (GMT). Here is a link to a poster for the event:

http://www.optimnem.co.uk/images/danielposter3.jpg

7 comments:

Susane said...

Hi Daniel, Today, my book club is discussing your memoir at lunch. I enjoyed reading about you, and learning more about your incredible brain. I love your blog for today and am bringing it with me. I hope to start visiting it often to read your thoughts. Good luck with the auction--I am sure it will raise alot of money. Stay well. Peace, Susane
PS I was born on a Monday, and would love to know the colors for the days of the week if Wednesday is blue. Thanks so much.

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Sylvia From NC said:
I hope that all goes well with the auction.
I enjoyed your last post. If you don't mind me saying, I think you're really cool. Rich people may not be 20 times smarter or better than people who are poorer than they are, but poorer people often think that they are. I think that a huge misconception that people have is that rich people are much happier than other people.
You've probably read this poem before, but it is one of my favorites, and I wanted to share it with you.

Richard Cory

Whenever Richard Cory went down town,
We people on the pavement looked at him:
He was a gentleman from sole to crown,
Clean favored, and imperially slim.

And he was always quietly arrayed,
And he was always human when he talked;
But still he fluttered pulses when he said,
"Good-morning," and he glittered when he walked.

And he was rich - yes, richer than a king -
And admirably schooled in every grace;
In fine we thought that he was everything
To make us wish that we were in his place.

So on we worked, and waited for the light,
And went without the meat, and cursed the bread;
And Richard Cory, one calm summer night,
Went home and put a bullet through his head.

-- Edwin Arlington Robinson

I started thinking about people who are probably not going to end up with high paying jobs. There is a type of kid that we call "good old boys" over here. They're not the brightest kids in the world, but they are sweet folks, and in the old days they took the jobs in the factories and the mills. Well, we still have "good old boys," but their jobs have moved overseas because of cheap labor. I hate that this is happening. What do you think about it?

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Mark Bartley, 14 said:
Hello Daniel,I have Aspergers Syndrome but it is not very strong. Some people may see savant syndrome as a gift and i think that in some ways this is ,but do you think it is a gift or a disability? I respect all youre charity work and hope that in the future i can help people just like you do. Reading youre memoir has made me realise that everyone is unique and that everyone deserves a chance no matter who they are. I hope the fund-raising goes well.

Mark Bartley

I also think that wednesday is blue but i feel that tuesday is a yello/orange and fridays arered to me.I hope you get to read this.

Ron said...

Hello Daniel. Just finished reading your book and want to say thanks for sharing.

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Sylvia From NC:
The wildest thing just happened. I told you once that I could see colors and textures for some names, shapes, and numbers. Well, I wanted to know if anyone else in my family could so I asked. My sister said, "I know exactly what you mean." I was curious, so I made a list of shapes and names that are very vivid for me and asked her for how she saw them. We both gave similar or identical responses to all but one of the ten items that I asked her. We both find circles blue, squares red, and triangles green. We both associate the name Faye with trees. We both find the name Rachel to be a light red violet color with a velvety texture. How much do you know about the genetics involved in this?

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Sylvai From NC said:
Have you seen Pan's Labyrinth? I just saw it, and I loved it. It has two stories which evolve in it. There is a princess of the underworld that must complete tasks to be rejoined with her people. We see Spain just a few years after the Spanish Civil War through her eyes. The fantasy world that the tiny child Ofelia (the princess) experiences stands in stark contrast to the brutally harsh world around her. What really makes this film is the music. There is one theme called Pan's Lullaby which is played in variations throughout the movie. I love the haunting tune. I heard the tune before I saw the movie, and I cried. It seems ironic to place it in the background when the entire movie is filled with brutal killings and torture (do NOT take children to see this), but it seems to express the anguish of the many lives that were destroyed during and after the Spanish Civil War. The film won three Academy Awards. I give it two thumbs up. By the way, it's all in Spanish :) .

Haniyyah said...

Haniyyah, Singapore, 11:
i just finnished your book and it was amazing aand truly touching! i couldn't stop reading it and i didn't out it down until i was forced to! Some of the things about you remind me of myself, your memory, i see things in colour, concentration... and so on, you've helped me a lot and shown me that evry one is different in their own way and that these differences are definately not bad. Thank you very much!

Haniyyah