The intense world ~ probably not just a theory

Yep, sounds awfukly familiar. Ha! I misspelled “awfully”. No, wait – I didn’t. That’s my new word – awfukly 🙂

the silent wave

It’s Friday night, but around here, you’d never know it.  We live in a major city, but thankfully, we were picky chose wisely when we decided to leave our previous apartment/flat and find a new place to live.  Despite the density of the immediately-surrounding population, all is calm, all is bright.

Our apartment, and the property on which it sits, provide a healthy insulating sanctuary.

“Sanctuary” is an interesting word.  For me, it conveys a sense of peace, of relief, of escape.

Escape?  From what?

Why, the outside world, of course.

The term often used, usually half-jokingly, is “hermit”.  But some of us on the Asperger’s/autism spectrum, myself included, take that concept to a whole new level.

It’s not that we’re antisocial.  It’s not that we hate people (although occasionally, I have my days).  It’s not that the “shut-in” status that applies to so many of us is purely voluntarily…

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