Let me interrupt myself to say that lately, I have had conversations with adults I know, about life, living and the pursuit of knowledge. My friend and chiropractor Steve is a big thinker as well and sees life differently than most of my other adult friends. So when I say that he "gets" Ry, you will have an insight here. Steve believes that the Autism Spectrum folks of the world are actually going to be the saviors of the human race because they don't go down the conventional wisdom lane of traffic. I agree. Wonderful insightful thoughts come from deep down inside AS adults and children and some of these thoughts could very well be the life savers we will all need in the future.
|I know I borrowed this from another lovely soul in the community....but honest to goodness I can't remember who. If it was you, let me know and I shall give you credit.|
So tonight after we have finished dinner, he turns to me and asks me...."So Oma, what ever happened to the Spring King and the Fall King? Did they not have as many followers as the Holly and Oak Kings? Or did they find out that we don't have to do battle in order to get our point across to each other? Because I would like to draw all of the Kings and I was just trying to make sure I had all the information."
Never in my wildest dreams would I have contemplated what he saw in his mind's eye, explored in his vivid imagination and is now in process of writing poetry about it and making illustrations to go with it. This is the same boy, who 2 years ago wasn't even verbal. Holy Moly ya'll. At 7 years old, I barely understood rudimentary things that folks observed for holidays or religion or celebrations. But this little critter is keen on not only "knowing" but taking the building blocks of the logic of it and putting them back together again.
So what do you think the other kings look like? I'll let you know when the "boy from somewhere else" who everyday blesses me with his self, gifts us with his insights.