"i got close enough to the river that i couldn’t hear the trucks, but not close enough to stop the roaring of my mind. these rocks don’t care if i live or die. everyone i know will finally turn away. i will confuse and disinterest all posterity. lost wisdom is a quiet echo. lost wisdom, by the edge of the stream at dusk, is a quiet echo on loud wind.
with one hand in the water, running cold and clear. fog obliterates the morning and i don’t know where i am. the heart is pounding, and you are always on my mind. lost wisdom is a quiet echo. lost wisdom. a boulder under the house. i used to know you. now i don’t.
the screaming wind said my name, i think significant and dark. my lost face in the mirror at the gas station. who are you, but my face that i wake up with alone? lost wisdom, approaching shape in the low light.
you thought you knew me. you thought our house was home. i thought i knew myself. i thought my heart was calm. thunder, lightning, tidal wave, the wind blew down the door. lost wisdom. the river goes through the room.
i saw your picture out of nowhere and forgot what i was doing. everything vanished in your eclipse. a constellation of moments comes to life in the void. lost wisdom. face down under the moss. enraptured by the beautiful face in the billowing flames. i open the front and back door, and let the wind blow through, and i stood in the house and tried to hold the breeze. lost wisdom. waking up in a pile of ash. secret knowledge. comes to me in the dusk. showed me the river. i saw me.”
Autism is a poorly-understood neurological disorder that can impair an individual’s ability to engage in various social interactions. But little 5-year-old Iris Grace in the UK is an excellent example of the unexpected gifts that autism can also grant – her exceptional focus and attention to detail have helped her create incredibly beautiful paintings that many of her fans (and buyers) have likened to Monet’s works.
Little Iris is slowly learning to speak, whereas most children have already begun to speak at least a few words by age 2. Along with speech therapy, her parents gradually introduced her to painting, which is when they discovered her amazing talent.
“We have been encouraging Iris to paint to help with speech therapy, joint attention and turn taking,” her mother, Arabella Carter-Johnson, explains on her website. “Then we realised that she is actually really talented and has an incredible concentration span of around 2 hours each time she paints. Her autism has created a style of painting which I have never seen in a child of her age, she has an understanding of colours and how they interact with each other.”
Much better version of the same subject matter I posted earlier.
Before you say yes, get him angry. See him scared, see him wanting, see him sick. Stress changes a person. Find out if he drinks and if he does, get him drunk - you’ll learn more about his sober thoughts. Discover his addictions. See if he puts you in front of them. You can’t change people, baby girl. If they are made one way, it doesn’t just wear off. If you hate how he acts when he’s out of it now, you’re going to hate it much worse eight years down the road. You might love him to bits but it doesn’t change that some people just don’t fit.