A Language I am Fluent in

Gazing hungrily at the docking station that cradles my iPhone, I can already hear in my head the first song I will play.

It is a charge surging through my body.

It’s electric.

It’s stars that shower down.

It is invigorating, a power drink transforming lethargy into intensity.

Pounding beats, it’s Jessie’s Bang Bang, Lily’s Smile, Beyoncé’s Dangerously in Love and the crazy pre-rap rap of the Talking Heads.

It tastes like an explosion of chocolate hazelnut, a glop of Nutella hitting your tongue before you’ve even swallowed.

Understanding the notes is a full body experience.  It’s a world where I can be me, unedited, pure and perfect.

This is a language I am fluent in.

*Emma*

20 responses to “A Language I am Fluent in

  1. I love to read your writing, hear your words and feel your feelings! Thank you so much, Emma!

  2. emma, i adore your power picture and share your sentiment. enthusiastically with you b

  3. I love this piece! “a power drink transforming lethargy into intensity.”
    “It’s a world where I can be me, unedited, pure and perfect.”
    Beautiful. Just beautiful and just like you!

  4. A real feast for the senses! Thank you! xx

  5. Do you have synesthesia? I totally can taste music and it feel it and see it in colours and it’s electric and WONDERFUL.

  6. Best. Thing. Ever.

  7. Katrina loves Rap music. You are helping me understand why. Thanks!

  8. Perfectly expressed in such a way that even this ancient Grandma can feel the Jazz beat and hear Louis Armstrong blowing his magic trumpet and Lionel Hampton beating the rhythm with his nimble fingers!

  9. The beauty of your words just literally brought me to tears, Emma. I can’t wait to meet you at the Autism Rocks Symposium near Toronto next week! I hope we will have the opportunity to have a short chat with you….do you use AAC to communicate?

  10. I can’t love this enough. So brilliant!! ❤

  11. Exquisite! I am a music lover myself so I get this completely.

  12. 4Hallo,

    Bitte keine Emails mehr!!!

    Pleas not emails for me,ok?

    Thank you!!!

    Gesendet: Mittwoch, 28. Oktober 2015 um 13:51 Uhr Von: "Emma's Hope Book" <comment-reply@wordpress.com> An: neuseeland5050@gmx.de Betreff: [New post] A Language I am Fluent in

    emmazurcherlong posted: "Gazing hungrily at the docking station that cradles my iPhone, I can already hear in my head the first song I will play. It is a charge surging through my body. It's electric. It's stars that shower down. It is invigorating, a power drink tran"

  13. Neurodiverse Wikipedian

    It’s nice that you’re blogging again. 🙂

  14. I never thought about the Talking Heads that way but I think you’re right!

  15. Music. It gets so loud sometimes that it is hard to do anything but listen to it. I mean the music in my head, not anything I am playing!

  16. I’m so happy for you and your passion. I think that’s what happens when you’re completely present in the moment. I’m 61 and still trying to get there. Emma, you are truly an inspiration to me; so thank you for that 🙂

  17. Emma, I also experience music this way. For me, it is a full body experience. Emma, we should RPM sometime!

  18. I’m loving to meet you !

  19. thequestioningaspie

    Totally love this. And that’s how music is for me too. Absolutely all-encompassingly, deliciously powerful!

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