Author: Madeleine Ryan
Date: August 12, 2019
I’m autistic, and honesty is my gift
I wrestled with being called ‘brutal’ for years.
On a cold winter’s night I was invited to dinner at a gourmet pizza joint with a group of people I didn’t know very well. They’d all come from office jobs, and were guzzling bottles of wine, and I was way out of my depth. I wasn’t drinking, and I was trying to find a gluten-free, plant-based option on the menu, and the second I stepped out the front door on that freakishly dark and freezing evening, I was already looking forward to getting home to a warm bed. Meanwhile, the other pizza-goers were looking forward to getting back to one of their houses, smoking some weed, and ‘gettin’ looose!’
So when one of the women at the table said that she’d been having a recurring dream, which, according to her, ‘didn’t mean anything,’ because ‘dreams make absolutely no sense and are, like, ridiculous,’ I offered to interpret it, because luckily – or perhaps unluckily for her – dream interpretation is one of my passions.
I’m autistic, and a Sagittarius, and a number 11 in numerology, and a Manifestor in The Human Design System, and a dragon according to Chinese astrology. I am my special interest, and astrology, numerology, tarot, and anything located in the self-help, psychology, spirituality, or relationship section of the bookshop has a home in my heart, and on my shelf. So when I’m presented with the rare opportunity to share something I consider to be of value, I have a habit of jumping on it.
From: SBS Australia. read more here