Wednesday, April 2, 2014

World Autism Awareness Day

As I read the 'Spiegel' and the 'Guardian' this morning I was reminded of 


                                                                                             Nov.15, 1972

I don't know what Moselito knew way back then.  I had never heard of we are both fine with it and life is beautiful. 



Sabine said...

This is such a beautiful picture. I am glad that you are both fine now.

Rouchswalwe said...

Yes! Beautiful! I had a student some time ago. He was autistic and I learned so much from him. We began to bond through baseball. When he left the program, he reached for my hand and shook it in thanks. I felt very honoured.

marja-leena said...

A beautiful mother & child portrait. I'm so happy for you both that life is good.

My best friend used to be a teacher's aide for autistic children and has a son with Asperger's. Also we know friends with mildly autistic children. All have challenges but are lovely and loving with care.

Lucy said...

Beautiful picture. It would be lovely to talk with you and Moselito, and ask many questions.

Tom said...

Autism: Abnormal self-absorption, characterised by lack of response to people and actions, and limited ability to communicate..... So much for dictionary definitions; that could be describing a maudling drunk! So what's it really all about, Ellena, apart from a great deal of loving heartache?

Ellena said...

Thank you and wishing that you also
be as fine as one can be under your circumstances.
I think that Moselito bonded with me through food and I with him through love.
As many challanges as syndroms and all faced with courage and love by a great number of us.
I am sure that your questions and our resulting conversations could lead Moselito and myself to some
'oh yes' moments.
I wish I had the answers.
Acceptance - respect - tough love for me and.....someone told me that Moselito chose to be born with Autism so he would know how to heal it in his next life ( I whispered that only for you to hear).

Natalie d'Arbeloff said...

The words are true and perfect and the photo radiates love. I am sure that the heartaches both you and Moselito had to endure have forged the bond between you.

Ellena said...

It's a very invisible bond, Natalie.
I get big smiles and happy 'Hi' but no hugs, no kisses. When we go to the movies he likes an empty seat between us. He needs to know that I am close but does not like physical contact. When we part he will say 'have a good week, I love you'.