I am so helpless like this. I need words.
My brain is locked. Where is the key? I think maybe smiling is the key.
Frowning makes it harder.
But I am frowning because all my words are locked up.
It’s not the fault of writing in English. My words are just as hard to access in Dutch.
In person I would probably not say anything.
It’s why they say autistic people are stupid. No words. They’re wrong. This is not stupid. It is disability.
Reading words makes it easier to find words. I am using your words to find my own.
- Observations on being non-verbal (catastraspie.wordpress.com)
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- I Hate Words: The Hazards of Asperger’s Communication (aspieandnt.wordpress.com)
- Metaphors Are Important: An Ethnography Of Robotics (juststimming.wordpress.com)
Beautiful post! Words can be troublesome to be sure.
Thank you for your comment! I am having some trouble with both written and spoken language at the moment. Usually I am very verbal. So this is a new thing and somewhat frightening. But it is also very nice to get feedback, even when I am worrying about finding the right words to say so!
Your words are very clear to me. 🙂
It’s why they used to call deaf people “deaf and dumb.” It’s why my grandpa said I acted like a “dummy” sometimes. Nope. As said in “Children of a Lesser God”, only stupid hearing people think deaf people are stupid. Likewise, only stupid allistic people think that autistic people are stupid.
Thank you for reminding me how much I loved that film.
*makes a mental note to check out that film at some point*
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