Friday, April 13, 2007

8 Things I like about being autistic

1) Textured ceiling tiles. These can keep me entertained for half a day, if I let them. There is art in every one of them.

2) Music in my head. Music in my head.
3) Saying things twice just because it makes me happy.
4) Not being able to appreciate such neurotypical pastimes as backstabbing, gossip and war.
5) Meeting other people who are autistic and having conversations in my language once in a while.
6) Focus: Being able to read, write and obsess about one thing without getting bored.
7) People tell me their secrets. They trust me not to tell because I don't talk much about other people. Also the fact that I rarely let them down.
8) Taking pictures of floor tiles, sidewalks, pavement, brick walls; finding the beauty in things that tend to be ignored.


  1. Great list! I can relate to all of them, especially the first 5. Welcome to the autism hub :)

  2. Bev, that photo instantly evokes a wonderful, wonderful texture for me.

  3. I love those things too. I have music in my head most all of the time. I can't imagine not having my music.

  4. You know who says things twice, twice? Bob Dole, Dole. Ever hear one of his speeches, speeches? I always wondered why he did that, did that.

    My great uncle Raymond would spend hours showing me patterns in the marbled tile, the stucco ceiling and hidden patterns in paintings. Other family members wonders how I "put up with" this. But it's because I too have an appreciation for patterns and textures, even in music. They can be captivating.


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