My Boring Life
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Indeed A Fool Am I
I'm taking a break from work. Just pissed myself off. I was in my shop blasting a headstone and I stopped for a moment to take a sip of my coffee. I keep a 5 gallon bucket of water close by whenever I'm blasting bc sometimes I need it for various reasons. Well, I sat my coffee back on my little table and when I did I accidentally knocked my phone off the table into the bucket of water. As soon as I heard the "BLOOP" I looked down saw my drowning phone and rescued it from the water but I guess I've messed up the speaker. I just bought this phone a month ago bc I just dropped my other phone and broke it. Does anyone else have this kind of luck?? So I'm taking a beer break so I can chill out before I go back to work. Ive got a lot of work lined up. Four family members died a few months ago and their family ordered their headstones this morning. A double and two singles but they will be set up in the cemetery in a way so that you can tell they go together. It will look nice but it's going to be a lot of work. I have to clear out my shop and get all of my most recent orders done so that I have room for these stones. So, I'll be busy for a while and just taking breaks when I get aggravated or have a few minutes. So back to some random thoughts I had this morning.
Autistic people are so interesting to learn about. For most of my life when I saw people with Autism I just saw someone that didn't understand the world around them. Some of them don't speak, some need constant lifelong care, some of them drool, I even knew someone who's child had autism and I'd watch the kid pinch the crap out of the mom. I just didn't understand autistic people. But then I saw this documentary about people with Autism and some of them are extremely intelligent. They may sniff books, drool, stand in corners and do other things that may seem odd to you and me but don't be fooled. Some are completely aware of everything going on around them and understand everything. This one guy in the documentary sniffed books, he couldn't speak and his mother had to take care of him 24/7. But she gave him a computer to help him communicate with her and spent lots of time working with him and it turns out he is fucking brilliant. I was amazed to find out what they understand and that even though they look and act differently on the outside they could be a different person on the inside that are basically trapped in a body they can't control. This guy Tito writes poetry and he wrote this one poem called "Clouds" and I'm not big into poetry but I really liked it.
It's so interesting. I've never looked at an Autistic person the same way. If I see them looking at me I say "hello". Maybe they don't understand but maybe they do. Is that weird? Idk.
Random Thought #2
Folie à deux
Never heard of it before today but I heard a story about two sisters who intentionally ran out into traffic and did a list of other things too bc apparently they had folie à deux.
Pulled this off Wikipedia
Folie à deux ('folly of two', or 'madness [shared] by two'), also known as shared psychosis or shared delusional disorder (SDD), is a psychiatric syndrome in which symptoms of a delusional belief, and sometimes hallucinations, are transmitted from one individual to another.[5
Transmitted from on individual to another!!!
Wtf? I have to learn more about it later bc it sounds so bizarre.
Back to work I go.