Did you ever
not do something because you felt it was too late? Maybe that you felt too old?
I hate it
when people tell me that we are never too old or some other [insert your choice
of curse word here]. I don’t dislike it because I think it’s entirely wrong, I
dislike it because it’s just too simple and too easy. It’s something you can
say if you don’t care enough to actually think about the situation someone else
is in and not something to be said if you really care.
The thing is, sometimes it really is too late.
Sometimes we are too old.
The issue is not if it’s too late or not, no, but rather whatever the thing that we want. That’s what matters. Our dream or desire.
Continue reading Why Do It Now?
Autumn is making way for winter. It’s getting cold and the air has the smell of snow in it. I love this time of year. I love hats, coats and gloves and scarfs and feeling the cold on my face. I also love being inside with a hot cup of tea and a great film, cuddling up under a blanket.
One of the things that people associate with autism spectrum disorder is special or intense interests. If you have experience with people on the spectrum, or if you are anything like me, odds are you’ve already seen it for yourself. I have seen it in others just as I see it in myself.
To me, and others like me, it’s not just that we can dedicate a lifetime to the study of one particular subject and positively obsess about it in the same way others seem to feel when they are deeply in love, no, it’s more than that. Sometimes I feel like that about a single thing, a simple thing. Not everything can be turned into a career or even qualify as a hobby. Sometimes it is just that we obsess over a film or a book, or maybe a song, a drink or a special dish.
What makes it special is difficult to explain, it hardly seems logical to me half the time. It just feels…. right.
Continue reading How Many Times Is It Okay to Watch a Film?
We always say that we’ve all experienced loss, even when we haven’t. We say our condolences and express how sorry we are when someone we know has lost a loved one. But what is grief really?
I have lost people before, both friends and family. Most were when I was a lot younger though and I remember how confused I was when I was at funerals as a child. I remember crying when a beloved great grandfather passed away, but I was so young, I was selfishly crying because I’d been told I never see him again.
Grief was beyond my understanding, perhaps I was too young or perhaps too naive. I don’t know. My world view was so different, back before I realised, I wasn’t like everyone else.
Before I had shoulder surgery my grandmother fell and broke her hip. You can read about it and the mistake they did in the post here.
Continue reading The Space Left Behind
Recently she passed away.