Hello my lovelies!
Aspies don't get small talk.
As you know I have been diagnosed with Aspergers which is an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Oh I have become better at small talk with practice, but it always frustrates me. I want to cut to the chase, get the job done!
I remember once belonging to a sewing group. We would have spent our whole time chatting and never made anything if I hadn't cracked the whip. (hopefully nicely :-) I find it difficult to ostensibly meet for one reason and then never do it. Very goal oriented!
Aspies say that if it weren't for us, people would still be sitting in caves chatting!
So I like a relationship with my blogs. Social media with its like buttons although fun doesn't really satisfy.
I like blogs that say something. Whether an interesting angle on style or creating something new or a cool idea or some musings. It doesn't have to be long but does need to make me think, otherwise I become bored. Does this make me an ideas snob?
|A glimpse of the sun shining through our beautiful pansies on our deck.|
|Keeping our spirits up through Winter.|
Take a step with me beyond the surface. Dive into the murky world of my mind.
Here I present my latest offering for Rise and Write. The linkup by the beautiful Natalia.
Day 8. Write about fear you experienced (or are experiencing now). It can be a situation from your life, a fear of heights, of dogs, of closed small rooms or clowns… or a fear of being yourself, doing what you want to do, expressing yourself. Does your fear have a face, a voice, a smell, physical presence? Is it an abstract blob? How does it make you feel when you experience it?
I am an expert on fear
You see I have fought it
All my life
We have tussled
In the early morning
Had a bout when
Out and about
Even a couple of rounds
When the sun went down
But how can I be fearful
On a day like today
With the sun shining crazily
On golden wattle blossoms
bursting like little fire bombs
Kookaburras are laughing
At my silly postures
As I try to capture them
Learning to flow
And go with my instinct
I find silly jokes
And not following the rules
And I find myself
Joining the kookaburras
Of course being prone to depth and seriousness I can disappear down the black rabbit hole of my own making. I need to guard against this with silliness and humour and music and dance. Making things and building up are also a perfect antidote, as is photography which encourages me to notice beauty in all its detail. Hence my BeautyScopes...
BeautyScope 246: Pine cone man in a hurry
Do you see him?
swiftly stepping out
blurring the branches
See you later...must fly!
Til next time, keep on creating.