Living with “Everyday Asperger’s”

Celebrating Individual Abilities

LIB6735_C_AD_FINAL Everyday Aspergers, by Samantha Craft

A little girl, a free spirit, loved to spend hours absorbed in the sights, sounds, and smells of nature.  She saw herself as a caterpillar, “set free upon endless green, nibbling at the gifts before her.”  That is, “until the rain came.”  Caterpillar became Butterfly, lovely and able to reach great heights.  However, as she did so, her world became both smaller and larger.  Everything was unfamiliar and ever-changing.  With all that was good, also came evils Caterpillar had never known.  Yet she was able to see “Caterpillar Land,” and realized that “butterflies don’t have to let go of the caterpillar to fly.”

In the same manner, Samantha Craft goes between adulthood and childhood, relating each one to the other.  The challenges of Butterfly are those of an autistic woman on the higher end of the spectrum – Asperger’s.  Craft offers 150 vignettes of “everyday…

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