he was raised without a proper diagnosis. #life
show, don't tell. growing up can be rough
sometimes my mother would save me, sometimes not
I came to believe what people said about me
wonder if I would one day "go bad." (know we are capable of it /influenced by spirits)
when younger, if I saw smtg interesting, I might begin to watch &stop speaking entirely
in my own little world
I still like the feeling of lying under thins &having them press on me
humiliated. I would never fit in. why was I alive? (LOL HAHAHAHAH dead so dramatic ).
chippy was the 1st valuable thing I owned, &the first thing I gave away.
I was v excited, but I was careful not to show it, so they wouldn't take it away from me
I had learned not 2reveal anything that might subject me 2more ridicule than I already got
only difference now is I have better control of my facial expressions
got older, found myself in trouble more &more for sayin true things. developed ability 2lie
I became a trickster.. but I was worth it
never did it, but thought of it, many times.
some things said so disturbing. I blocked them from my mind &can't repeat, hurt. (YES).
refer to my tendency to move in some kind of regular pattern without knowing it. (#ALL)
no grown up tried 2figure out y I was staring.might have been able2 tell them if they'd ask
somehow, was in improbable position of scoring in 99% on IQ tests &flunking out HS.
hard to maintain confidence in face of remarks esp when I began hearing them. (labels)
machines don't talk back, they are predictable, they don't trick me &are never mean.
it must be social conditioning, something I am completely lacking. watch it all detached
damage is not always permanent. (kids are resilient).
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