I posted these on Facebook today and yesterday:
One reason we Asperger Syndromers are loners is because we “speak” a whole different social language than Neurotypicals (NTs = non-autistics/non-ADHDs/etc.). We are perfectly at home, socially, with other autistics, but we don’t LIKE them better than we like our NT friends. And we don’t want to act like NTs; we want to be ourselves.
Here is what I texted to Dennis Jones (NOLA pal) last evening:
“Despite my joking around, I am not into sex or physical touch now. Not that u are. I just want to be clear and let u know where I am on this. Love u as a friend and son-like person in my life. That all OK wit u then?”
Some quotes from The Unexpected Einstein: The Real Man Behind the Icon (2005, Denis Brian):
“Although I am a typical loner in daily life, my consciousness of belonging to the invisible community of those who strive for truth, beauty, and justice has preserved me from feeling isolated. The most beautiful and deepest experience a man can have is the sense of the mysterious.” ~~Albert Einstein, in a speech before the German League of Human Rights in Berlin, 1932
When asked if he was deeply religious (in 1927), Einstein replied: “Yes, you can call it that. Try and penetrate with our limited means the secrets of nature and you will find that, behind all the discernible concatenations, there remains something subtle, intangible and inexplicable. Veneration for this force beyond anything that we can comprehend is my religion. To that extent I am, in point of fact, religious.”
I messaged this to “Angel,” Adrian Casanova Garcia, today on Facebook: