A beautiful and spot on account of perspective – what is a simple, daily act for some people is a massive hurdle for people with Autism and Asperger’s. If just one other person understands and acknowledges this feeling – the post is worth it.

Dream Walden

You think you understand my autism but you really don’t

You asked me out for lunch tomorrow

Just a few of us, you said

But you see 5 is a few to you, 3 is a crowd to me.

If you really want to have lunch with me, why not just the two of us?

How can it be a few when everyone is out for lunch at the same time?

You see, it’s not a few at all when you consider the rest of the population and the queue in line.

These are the things you ignore.

These are the things I can’t ignore.

You said we’d go somewhere quiet.

But how are we getting there? I asked.

First you got to get on the bus!

During bloody lunch time!

So why do I want to put myself through all that trouble when I can enjoy my lunch in peace and quiet…

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  1. This is an excellent post! You have made it quite clear what you go through that others simply do not understand. For them, everything is in the future but for you, the stress begins in your head right now. I am learning this with my daughter, as she goes through the same thought-processes as you. To her, a party 5 years down the line is happening right now and she needs assurance that she will not be made to go in 5 years time. Thank you for educating us NTs – we really need to stop and listen to what people on the spectrum are trying to tell us. I am looking forward to reading more of your posts so that I can learn to understand these things much better. A crowd is more than the two of you – I get that. thanks Kellie.


    1. Thank you so much for the comment – just to clarify, this actual post (the poem) was not written by me. I reblogged it from another brilliant blog I follow: https://mydreamwalden.wordpress.com Well worth a look if you want a deep and personal perspective from someone who has Autism/Asperger’s. My blog details my journey with my son, who was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome at the age of 4 and is now nearly 13. From time to time I do reblog other people’s posts – particularly when they write something that I simply could not express better myself.
      Your understanding is so apparent from your comment though – I hope all is well with you and your daughter.

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