|Posted by Paul Wady on December 7, 2011 at 3:30 PM|
Well, recent events have meant that I have had to completely give up on any involvement in Autism advocacy, or the self - advocacy movement.
I have been advised to retire from any attempts to represent our kind, or help others to do so which was mainly what I have been upto this year, and go back to the world of Neurotypical friends and activities.
I don't want to go into any depth here but suffice to say, I guess it was only a matter of time before I engaged with people on the spectrum whose mental health issues were such, that you would end up in trouble with them. For being me and trying to help, basically.
I have returned to my Dharma practices too, which is a great relief. I look forward to a retreat next year. Phew.
It is a great pity it has come to this, but I have tried my best to make a positive contribution and now it is time to restrict things to the museum and the shows. I have started a performance project anyhow, and have a bigger show than the two so far, in London in January. Edgar Allan Poe...
That will cheer everyone up. Have to be careful as Poe is handling toxic substances psychologically, to produce a positive response through realizing what he was trying to express. Pathos, loss, beauty gone and love dead. At least two Morrissey songs thrown in, to seriously explain everything. No really. That is how it works for me. Morrissey - Poe. One is my cypher for the other.
Take it easy. x