Like many people on the autism spectrum I am hypersensitive to sensory input – especially visual and audio input. This puts some events out of my reach. Shows with flashing lights, pyrotechnics or loud music can trigger severe migraines that can include fuge states or display symptoms that look so much like a serious stroke that even doctors misdiagnose what’s happening. One show I would very much like to see live is WoW – World of Wearable Art.
Our son in law is involved in WoW and our daughter invited my wife and myself down to Wellington to see the show. It’s something I’ve always wanted to see ever since it started back in the 1980s. However, after discussing the matter with family, we all came to the conclusion that it was not a show would have a good outcome for me.
So this evening while my wife, daughter and grandchildren spent an evening spellbound by the spectacular sets, costumes and choreography, I spent a very quiet evening in my daughter’s home babysitting a cat and dog. Such is life.
(Excerpts from the 2015 show)
22 Sep, 2016 at 12:42 am
You seem to have taken it in good stride
22 Sep, 2016 at 1:05 am
What’s the alternative? ☺
22 Sep, 2016 at 1:07 am
The alternative isn’t pretty. Whine about it. Or go and get a bad migraine 😦
22 Sep, 2016 at 1:13 am
Life is too short to regret the unavoidable. It’s better to learn to appreciate the possible.
22 Sep, 2016 at 1:18 am
I agree with you
22 Sep, 2016 at 12:54 am
OMG the video alone was sensory overload. WoW indeed.
22 Sep, 2016 at 1:10 am
It started off as a small town show but has grown into a large international event with over 500 entries.
The only way I can watch something like this is on a television screen in a well lit room where I can avert my gaze if it gets too much.
22 Sep, 2016 at 1:45 am
I can understand. thank You for sharing.