Prepare to enter the wild and wooly world of an adult with Aspergers Syndrome, a form of autism characterized by intellignce, quirks, social difficulties and downright strange and oddish behaviours.

People with Aspergers generally are high functioning in everyday life but have great difficulty connecting with others due to the inability to read faces, body language and subtle verbal clues. They also tend to take words literally and have a hard time multi-tasking.

Oversensitivity to touch (clothing has to be soft and often the tags removed), light (do not leave home without the sunglasses), sound (loud noises and noisey places are avoided), taste (many Aspies have quite a limited diet and are frequently very picky eaters) and smells makes the everyday existence more of a challenge.

Fasten your seatbelts and come on in...
To find out more about what Aspergers is..please check out my earliest blog entries

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Silence is my preference

I'm a reluctant talker, mostly. Speaking has always proven to require effort, whether it be a little or a whole lot, or anywhere in between. Speech, to this autistic, is akin to a muscle. I use it or lose it, meaning that the longer I go without engaging in conversations, the harder it is to start talking. It's like I lose the ability to converse. I forget what needs saying or mentioning. I kinda get comfortably lost within myself.
Even my thoughts have grown hushed, barely whispers. I have little use for outside noise either. I'm at peace in the silence.
I've actually been feeling very healthy and been pleasantly busy.
I'm just not feeling like sharing.
Be well

2 comments:

  1. I sometimes talk a lot, it's gotta be annoying for the people around me. And then on Friday I forgot how to talk, it was weird. It didn't last long but it freaked me out. I value words more than anything on earth.

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  2. Cool. I frequently forget how to talk. I think it's called "selective mutism", where, for whatever reason, or no reason, the verbal center of my brain shuts down. One of the oddest things I experience. It's like I go to search for words and the room, where they usually are, is completely empty. I can still function completely, drive, eat, shop, walk, I just have no ability to talk.
    I don't know...I grew up, words people said they didn't mean. They weren't genuine. Others words seem to be pretty empty and devoid of meaning. My words, on the other foot, are solid, real and very genuine. Yet another reason I think Aspie is a separate, foreign language. I mean what I say.

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