Let’s talk about needing green minds, eager thinking, waiting for butter to spread onto toast. Let’s talk about excitable pink ideas, ah-ha moments of lovely surprise filling the cavernous space of other understanding. Now we can behave differently.
None of wisdom’s stars ached for commonly held beliefs without questioning them all.
Have you asked yourself whether the awareness campaigns are helping?
What exactly have they made you aware of?
Does your newly found awareness help you understand an Autistic person?
What about Autistic neurology?
Do you believe you understand what the brightest minds in the world admit they are baffled by?
How about treating Autistic people the way you would hope to be treated?
I vote for love and laughter.
Laughing in Red
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Mom prepares me,
but nothing can inoculate fear colored blue
masked in lights, shining brightly.
The terror seeps through.
Awareness disguised as tolerance is not the same as love.
An uneasy embrace may appear affectionate,
but can feel worse than a slap.
Words said with anger are not kind,
no matter what each word means by itself.
choose many feelings,
but please do not choose blue.
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