Today is the day this NaBloPoMo, this "posting every day this month thing" is finally biting my ass. And it's the 13th already, that means it's nearly mid-month. So really that's not that bad.
What is bad, however, is this: I got nothing today.
I just will. not. post. another. whiny. how-tough-life-is-with-an-autistic-kid. rant.
I. just. will. not.
Which is what you would get if I let loose with a Stream of Consciousness Sunday post tonight. Believe me, I live here in my brain, I know which direction it's going in; nothing good coming out of that tonight, trust me on this one folks.
So I'm going to take a page out of some other blogger's books and use this space to link up some of the beauty and brilliance I have found on the web this week, send you off to read posts on OTHER people's blogs.
Like Schmutzy does with her wonderful "Five Star Friday" weekly collection of wonderful posts (that I have had the honor of being linked up in, multiple times).
Or Kate from The Big Piece of Cake with her "Links I Love" posts on (mostly) Mondays.
Or Jenny, the Bloggess, with her weekly Sunday wrap-up posts containing the "Shit-I-didn’t-come-up-with-but-wish-I-did-because-it’s-kind-of-awesome" list. (In June 2010 Jenny generously linked to my "From Autist to Artist" post and I got over 1000 hits within a few hours, heady stuff.)
It's not because I don't like you and want you here, but because I DO, and won't just slap up any old drivel and call it a post. THAT'S not a post. THESE are posts (go. read.):
Stimey, over at her blog Stimeyland wrote another AMAZING "big thoughts" post about autism again. Read this post here: Not Even Wrong about her son on the autism spectrum and his wonderful teacher and about how important it is to NOT pound our square peg kids into round holes because, as she quotes from my favorite author Paul Collins book Not Even Wrong: "Autists are the ultimate square pegs, and the problem with pounding a square peg into a round hole is not that the hammering is hard work. It's that you're destroying the peg."
Momo over at her blog Momo Fali writes a short, lovely, moving post about feeling lost, and then found. Read this: Rising Above and go give her a cyber-hug, please.
Anna of An Inch of Gray is continuing to rip out our hearts with beautiful posts about her lost son and surviving daughter. This one: Isn't it Ironic, is yet another that must be read. You will find her writing as astonishing as the depth of love that suffuses her blog.
My friend Alysia's beautiful tribute to her Father, now dead 13 years: The Rose
There is MUCH more that is wonderful out there, but four links is about all I got in me tonight. And come back tomorrow, OK, I won't bite (too hard).
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