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

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Maya Angelou Quote from "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"

Featuring my own parakeet, Snow White, who had such a harsh wing clipping at the store that she can no longer fly...but she continues to sing.

1 comment:

  1. A powerful poem, Amy.

    I don't know if you have ever read this poem before. I first read it in childhood, and I have related to it, all of my life. I hope that you like.

    Solitary Bird.

    The conditions of a solitary bird are five:
    First, that it flies to the highest point.
    Second, that it does not seek after company, not even its own kind.
    Third, that it aims its beak to the wind.
    Fourth, that it has no definite color.
    Fifth, that it sings very sweetly.

    (John of the Cross: Sayings of Light and Love)