Conscious Weekend: Explore Musical Genius [Video]
We're amazed by Derek Paravicini and his gifted hands. The story behind Derek's remarkable talent was due to his inability to process language in his early years, coupled with his inability to ascribe functional meaning to everyday sounds, which led to his heightened ability to process all sounds in a musical way. Derek produces music so glorious it is liken to the magnitude of the Appalachian mountains. So stunning we're amazed that it is even real. Who knew that something so heavenly could be birthed out of a tragic situation.
Watch Derek, a "blind musical genius with autism" steal your heart. Read the full story on HuffPost.
Photo by Chris Perry, 2013