I just wanted to share some amazing insight that my friend Lisa gave me regarding the post I wrote earlier today entitled “Monologues”.
If you didn’t read it, basically it was written about the conversation that took place this morning at the breakfast table between Ella and Harley.
Harley was talking and talking and TALKING and delivering a lengthy monologue about Sonic the hedgehog and then after I asked him to stop, he moved onto his other great love “stealth bombers” and their subsonic speed!
One friend (correctly) pointed out in her comment that maybe there was a correlation between the words “sonic” and it was a natural segue for him and I realised that she was probably onto something.
I had originally just assumed that he had simply gone from one special interest subject straight to another.
But then I received this email from Lisa (who is an adult with aspergers herself) and she has given me permission to share it on here.
She gives a glimpse into how her brain sorted through this and offered me a possible insight into Harley’s though processes.
I was amazed because none of this had occurred to me AT ALL!
So here is a small part of the email:
Your post has really made me think today.
Harley went back to his comfort, there is a definite link for Harley between Sonic and the speed thing.
I think personally he is seeing this and connecting to the speed his thoughts are going and feels a comfort in that, as it makes him feel that his thoughts are equal.
Helping him direct his thinking. If this makes any sense.
It does to me. Having something else at equal speed helps him to feel he belongs.
Am I right in thinking that when he speaks about speed or all things sonic he is still and not zooming his body around the house?
Maybe he paces or stims a bit with excitement?
It is a little like lightning jumps and connections.
The only way to stop it happening in my head is to follow the connections.
This then brings me to a point of stillness.
Where the connection make total sense and I feel resolved and content.
I hope you can understand this, it is just how my brain works and I do believe God wants me to be me.