I was skimming back through some writing I’d done a while back and stumbled across the following. Funny how you can forget you wrote something! I rather liked it and hope you do too. As with other things I’ve written, I wish to qualify this by saying that I’m aware I write from a parent and advocate’s perspective and that writing ‘on behalf of autism’ like this contains my own biases. I’d be interested – here or in general – in being called on my biases by any autistic persons who wish to do so.
These are meaningful to me as a parent, and I hope they are to you too.
Blessed are those who do not speak, for they shall teach us what lies beyond the limits of words.
Blessed are those who wholly focus on the simplest things, for they shall see wonders no one else can.
Blessed are the spinners, for they shall experience life from every angle.
Blessed are the picky, for they know exactly what they want.
Blessed are the stimmers, for they shall grow their wings and fly.
Blessed are those who always take the same path, for they are steadfast and true.
Blessed are those who are faithful to their rituals, for to them all the world can be a holy liturgy.
Blessed are those who repeat themselves, for they shall savor every sound and silence in between.
Blessed are the persistent, for they shall triumph where others have given up.
Blessed are those who are devoted to a single passion, for they shall explore depths no one has ever seen.
Blessed are those who memorize every detail, for they preserve that which would otherwise be forgotten.
Blessed are those who fight to be heard and accepted, for they shall safeguard the rights of all.
Blessed are those who watch and wait, for they shall discover and know and understand.