Thursday, March 10, 2011

Welcome to my mind

This blog is a window into the bizarre world of my mind.

The short version is I am autistic. High functioning, but autistic nonetheless. An interesting artifact of my autism is that there is a construct that I present to the world that is relatively "normal". This construct is easily seen as odd, eccentric, and unusual. But it's purpose is to keep the world at arms length. It is a parody of my true self. The world has a certain amount of tolerance for eccentricity. So this construct serves a purpose.

The "real" me lives in a different place. It is a space of pattern. It is a universe constructed of autistic perceptions, one that has referents to reality, but organized in a decidedly atypical form. It is multi-layered, complex, beautiful (to me at least), and very difficult to communicate.

This blog is an attempt to communicate this inner universe.

Why? I guess I really don't have a good answer. But it isn't necessary to have one.

Perhaps it will prove interesting.


  1. I started writing because it was good practice getting my ideas in to words, something I have always struggled with. It is a challenge, considering the English language was probably created primarily to express non-autistic perceptions. :) Good luck with your writing!

  2. Thanks for stopping by Ari. You are my first visitor!