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Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Splinters and planks

[Translation = No autism today thank you]


It’s decided then! We’re not having autism around here today. [translation = this neck of the woods] Not to put too fine a point on it, I’m just not in the mood for it, so it’s cancelled, autism that is to say. This is a mindset that suits me just fine for today, [translation = this is a preferable perspective] as I have far too much to do, to be messing around with autism. Whilst they’re at school, we’ll put autism on pause. [translation = freeze frame]





Now, where shall I start? [translation = inertia, too much to do producing an inability to make a start] So much to, do and not enough time to do it in. [translation = lethargy] I know, now that I’ve finished sterilizing the house, [translation = obsessive cleanliness] I can move onto more cerebral exercises, such as putting all the books into alphabetical order. [translation = meets the need to organize, such as to gain a finger hold of control which induces calm] Or should I sort them by size, divide them into hard backs and paper backs, by subject? [ translation = more order more control, becoming distracted by minutiae, losing sight of the end product] Perhaps I should just wipe them all down first?[translation = displacement activity rather than doing what you should be doing. {sub translation = prevarication}] Mind you, I don’t know if they’ll all fit on the shelves in any event? [translation = ideation, inability to foresee the end] I know, I’ll sort them into piles first. [translation = inability to sequence, prioritize to produce a positive outcome] I should probably wear rubber gloves and some soapy water. [translation = tactile defensiveness]



Perhaps I should have a snack first before I make a start? I peer in the fridge = yuk! [translation = prevarication and oral defensiveness] I’ll turn the volume down on the telephone so that I don’t get interrupted. [translation = inducing isolation, reinforcing lack of ability to socialize, aural sensitivity disrupting thought processes] Ooo I hope I have enough time, don’t want to make a start and then have to dash off? [translation = anxiety inducing, need for task completion and perfection or no attempt will be made at all. Anxiety without foundation, this is a house with at least one clock in every room of the house]








No! You’re absolutely wrong. In my experience apples always fall many miles away from the tree. [translation = just as well my catching skills are marginally better than my underarm throw]

6 comments:

Ed said...

Sounds like celebrating autism is what happens while we are making other plans. Sounds like you are finding some great new ways to celebrate what you see. And you see alot!

Lisa/Jedi said...

Yeah, I'd never have identified my spectrum qualities either if I hadn't had Brendan :) Or discovered how they've actually helped me survive life so far... Some of my favourite times with him are when we are clearly on the same wavelength (read: his wavelength :).

EA said...

Control = calm is not an unfamiliar equation in my world. Grasping for it through concentration on minuetia is one of my favorite tricks. Nice to know I'm not alone!

Jerry Grasso said...

Yup - sometimes I'll be thinking to myself, "You know Jerry, your lines aren't straight enough in the yard," when I'm mowing the lawn. And I think....

Oh, I am obviously autistic.

Or is that just 'anal'? Both start with 'a'...

Jerry

janice said...

it is always good to break a break for our realities - i am with Bob on this - "a vacation from my problems." Do you know that movie - What About Bob? with Bill Murray. - hilarious.

as for week 28 on my tackle - i started tackling 28 weeks ago.

Susan said...

Ah - I'd love to put autism on hold some days as well!

 
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