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Outstanding. Just outstanding…

Whether you’re autistic, love one, or work with some…

Just outstanding strategies for support.

Being autistic is like Sisyphus…

Rolling that fucking rock up that same fucking hill one more fucking time every fucking day decade after fucking decade…

Thinking…

“Maybe this time….”

Until you finally give up.

And just walk away.

And let the rock get out of your way.

Musings of an Aspie

The Scientist and I moved cross-country a few years ago. We made the drive In four days and by the middle of the fourth day I was on the verge of shutdown. It was way past lunch time, we were out of snacks and we were driving through Middle of Nowhere, West Virginia.

When we finally came upon a place to eat it was a McDonald’s. Just the thought of eating fast food made me feel nauseous. I said I would walk the dog around while The Scientist went inside to order. When he asked what I wanted, I said “Nothing.” By the time he came out with a big bag of food, I was sitting on the curb by the car with my head on my knees, wishing I could teleport myself the final four hundred miles to our new home.

The Scientist sat down to me and said,”I…

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