O for my heart to soar! Every now and thenI get this feelingTo be like an eagleOn powerful wings, soaring To rise sing cry To understand whyWhen I hear a soulful voiceThat takes my breath awayLeaving me with no choiceBut to fly fly TODAY! I just wanna have and hold that momentOnly to find it’s … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #23
[An edited version of this post first appeared here.] C: “Mister Miss Fairy!” Me: “Carrots and Potatoes…” His older brother: “…with Beef Stew!” These are words my sons and I say to each other whenever C is upset, feels threatened, or thinks he’s in trouble. And to diffuse the situation and reassure him, I would respond with the … Continue reading From ‘Aware’ to ‘Accept’ – my unfinished autism journey
A year ago yesterday, my country went into its first major lockdown following the Covid 19 pandemic pronounced by the WHO, and experienced by many nations worldwide. Yesterday, I completed my final vaccination jab against this history-making virus. I guess you can say I've sort of come full circle in these 12 months. Yet one … Continue reading Covid One Year On – let’s rethink BAU shall we?
Don't quit your job Lee! Don’t quit your job LeeIt’s simply too risky. The job market’s too soft. And you’re well over fifty! Don’t quit your job LeeLife’s not giving out freebies. You must keep working your butt offIt’s just the way it is. They once tried to tell usWe were young with little "power"When … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #22
There he goes again. Jumping up and down in rapid succession, shaking his hands as he bounces in delight. C does that each time he gets excited. Like watching his favourite TV cartoon series Paw Patrol, especially when his favourite 'Paw Patroller" Rubble swings into action. It's like my son's senses are being dialled up … Continue reading ASD Book Review #3 & Film Review: “The Reason I Jump” is the reason we all jump: to express ourselves
I hate this place. Sitting here staring blankly at the laptop screen, wondering what to say, what to type, what to create next. The truth, or at least some transcendent revelation, is what I hope to always post up and put down for posterity, for my loved ones, for the world. But what if "truth" … Continue reading Living and writing from the “in-between” moments
My Twilight Friend Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com It's coming, the endThat eventual descentSo the question at hand's"Will you be my twilight friend?" I know you're busy nowTo think so far ahead.I know it's not manlyTo sound so afraid. Yet death's a-comingNo one can escape.The only question is:"Will you be alone in the wait?" Or … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #21
Last Saturday I wrote a post about my response (as a parent of an autistic son) to a recent bullying incident in my country that received a lot of media attention. The victim in that incident was an autistic teenager who had graduated from the same school my son's now in. An edited version of … Continue reading Want inclusion for a more gracious society? Restore don’t punish
There's really no other way to say this. I really do have "Reader's Block"! Yea I know, I hear your questions. The spoken ones that seek clarification; and the unspoken ones that wonder if I'm a runaway inmate from some nearby asylum! Of course I'm hoping the more likely question would simply be: "Does he … Continue reading Help! I have “Reader’s Block”…and more!!
(Never) A Part of Your World It seems I was neverA part of your worldThe beautiful, hip, sophisticated crowd.It seems I've beenClinging, wishing, hopingMy stupid head in some stupid cloud. Took me half a lifetime To finally seeSo I guess this one'sThis one's on me.I was never everGoing to beA part of your world. But … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #20