MY NEW FAVORITE QUOTE

So as of today (January 23, 2019) I think I might have a new favorite quote. It is from a classic novel by Lewis Carol. You can probably figure out which book I am referring to. Hint: the quote is from a talking cat. “A Cheshire Cat”. Yup, I’m talking about ALICE IN WONDERLAND. The quote sums up my Autism perfectly: “I’m not crazy. My reality is just different than yours”. BINGO! This sums me up perfectly! I could not have put it better myself! I’m not “weird”. I just see things differently. Either Lewis Carol got Autism (who knows? Maybe he was on the Spectrum?”) OR he was high as kite and came up with that what hallucinating…or maybe both. Either way, this quote is genius! I think in a different way than the average or “normal” person. Ergo, I am not crazy, but my reality is different than yours. I don’t think you have to be on anything to be “different” or “crazy”. I act crazy to the “average” person, but to my Autistic friends, for some reason, I seem to make sense. This quote from a cat makes a Hell of a lot of sense to me! Yes, I know the Mad Hatter is suffering from mercury poisoning and the caterpillar is probably smoking opium, and maybe Alice herself is hallucinating and dreamed it all up in a drug-induced state, but the Cheshire Cat is the sane one to me. He may seem crazy to the average person, but for me, I understand his logic. And maybe that’s the “crazy” part of me coming out but, as the Cheshire Car says, “We’re all mad here”. And he does not mean angry…he means insane. I think we are all a little “mad” or “crazy” or “weird”. It’s in the eyes of the individuals who view you. Hopefully, my “weird”, “crazy” or “mad” views or sides are logical to someone else. If not…you’re just as crazy as I am. Thanks for reading!

-Tom

 

Author: AuTom Spectrum Blog

I have Autism and am a self-advocate and public speaker. On the side I do stand-up comedy. I live in Baltimore County and have an AMAZING girlfriend

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