1. Derrick Ludvickson-Luna
    June 27, 2022 @ 9:32 am

    “What is normal for a cloud is chaos to the sun.” Beautiful phrasing! It reminds me of a Zen proverb by Shunryu Suzuki, something along the lines of, “when disturbed, remember we can be like a small cloud in the middle of the great blue sky.”


  2. Susie
    June 27, 2022 @ 11:25 am

    Having a child on the spectrum forces you to confront your own weaknesses and desire to fit in. It challenges everything else too, but I had no idea how rigid and narrow-minded the world’s thinking is until I had my son. Yet the world thinks only the autistic person is that way…My son is 9 and after the early years of battling I feel like I understand him now.

    I will always be sad the world doesn’t understand and is sometimes hateful towards him (this type of discrimination is fine apparently) but it no longer crushes me. It will remain a challenge keeping him protected but nudging him into the world for as long as I live, but I know the critics are wrong now. He is whole and right and good as you perfectly describe. As is Jack. The challenge is moving forward in a world not really designed for our sons. It’s so maddeningly complex sometimes. Best of luck for the journey ahead.


  3. TracyEllen Carson Webb
    June 27, 2022 @ 1:08 pm

    You have such a way with words. Every time I read your posts I’m saying to myself, yes this!


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