The Art of Jumping — 10 Cities/10 Years

Chapter X: The progression of the day had brought us together, our legs touching as I argued with myself whether or not I should kiss her. It seemed a foregone conclusion, but I’d been wrong before.

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What Doesn’t Kill Us Makes Us Stronger — Discover

“As an introvert, you need to know yourself. What you need, and what stresses you out. It’s not about what you can do. Most introverts can impersonate social butterflies when necessary. . . . It’s about balancing the cost of those performances with your own mental health.”

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Losing a Pet in an Autistic Household — A Quiet Week In The House

When our beloved seventeen-year-old cat was dying, Tyoma, our autistic son, reacted thus: “Oh. So, then we’ll get a new kitty.” No emotional depth. No concern. No sadness. This did not fool us. Kitty Pearl filled our son’s daily imaginings. Wobbly scratching posts and sinister-looking grooming contraptions were built in her honor. He wrote her […]

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