5:04 p.m. x 2006-11-16

if she has been talking, she stops; she cannot control her legs; she wrings her hands...will often have unusual responses to sensory experiences...start to reject people, act strangely, and lose language and social skills they had previously acquired...tremendous difficulty learning to engage in the give-and-take of everyday human interaction...subtle social cues - whether a smile, a wink, or a grimace may have little meaning...remain mute throughout their lives...they seem unable to combine words into meaningful sentences...some speak only single words, while others repeat the same phrase over and over...facial expressions, movements, and gestures rarely match what they are saying...perhaps order and sameness lend some stability in a world of confusion...if sensory information is faulty, the experiences can be confusing...may fall and break an arm, yet never cry...another may bash his head against a wall and not wince, but a light touch may make the child scream with alarm...


if anybody should ask i'm going to a seminar
pieces of the moon
sensitive heart, you're doomed from the start
(& etc)

anybody can be just like me, obviously.
not too many can be like you, fortunately.
KL 02-11