...when my ability to remember words is in the lowest 1%-ile and my ability to remember their definitions is in the top 1%-ile. Imagine the frustration of being able to write a poem in twenty minutes or only one sentence in twenty minutes, but mainstream education only cares about the sentence. (You'd think they'd take a break once in awhile!) How can I carry on most conversations when the movie you just mentioned has just replayed, in its entirely, in my head but I can't recall your last three words, or last three numbers you just told me, or the name of the movie, for that matter. How do I know that you are speaking to me when there is not rhythm or rhyme or music to cue me that the sounds I'm hearing are voice instead of cars, or planes, or a cat's purr -- all sound the same. All is loud. All is silent. I understand all. I understand nothing.