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, April 19, 2015

The Firewalker Speaks, favorite post from 12/10

Confessions of a Firewalker..The Phoenix Speaks

You know...sometime really, really soon, I want to give up a life of walking tightropes, breaking barriers and surviving the flames of disasters. Even though I have surely earned my Super hero cape..I would relish the thought of hanging it up in the closet and watching it collect dust, Yeah, it would sit next to the suit of armor I put in there about...oh, seven years ago. Some things Do Belong in the closet...I'm not one of them, but my unused suits and costumes are.
I have outgrown the need to constantly fend off attackers. I broke apart the castle long ago and emptied the moat along with it. Standing naked, the armor was much needed and revered. Not only did it protect against physical attacks but emotional ones as well. Then I outgrew it and retired it to its current place of honor.
The next best thing...a Superhero cape. Of course, it is red and made of heavy duty, flame resistant flannel:) And I have been waving it around quite a bit these days, heavily using its powers of strength, invisibility, resilience and stamina. It definitely comes in handy and I wear it the majority of the time...But
But, someday I would really like to hang it up. I've grown rather annoyed at the constantly having to prove just how much garbage I can handle and deal with effectively. Okay! I know I am strong and capable and have withstood many a violent, traumatic battle. I think I have proven my mettle and courage, folks. I don't have anything more to prove to anyone...heck, I Know I don't have anything to prove to Anyone Anymore.
Personally, I'm good with who I am and what I have accomplished and would rather like to give up this whole "battle readiness thingy". I don't care to be always looking for a good fight just so that I can "win" and overcome obstacles that would devastate the average human. Enough already.
Yeah, it seems like I have visited and lived in some of the most unpleasant of places.
I am looking forward, someday, to hanging up the cape..But right now its keeping me warm.

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