Soon enough, I snapped. No longer did I want to live as a puppet, or as if everybody in the world would rather pack their bags and move to the farthest ends of the universe than care about my feelings. I just wanted to live like a regular child.
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It seemed that there was a brick wall blocking me from normalcy. Me, versus the rest of the world. Then, the next year, I found the answer I was looking for.
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There was no way to tell anyone how I felt (anyone willing to listen, for that matter) and exactly how I envisioned myself in the changing world around me. That was, until Grade 7.
She was pointing to a thick, snow white sheet of paper, just sitting there blank. Just like my mind. But not for long.
And at that moment, I emptied the contents of my mind onto that paper, as if it were a can of paint. So many colours, so many options of decoration.
In the end, my 12 years of receiving battle scars had enabled me to earn, and utilize, my own weapons: the "weapons of mass creation."
Despite countless reassurances that my future would still be bright (and the jokes afterwards among professionals that each of my family members should probably buy a pair of shades) as the diagnosis was confirmed, "high functioning," the delays in my development were fairly obvious compared to others of my age.
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I would often lie in my bed, distraught, pondering, amongst my dreams and other things, exactly why I wasn't capable of functioning like everybody else.
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Now, I could show it off, without fear of being judged. Now, I realized words like "autism" and "autistic" were no longer taboo, and to this day, I still take pride in the strength I have unleashed, all through my longing for expression.
These colours, the blues of ocean and sadness, the reds of mighty rage, and, most importantly, the black of cruelty and anguish, from 12 years of self doubt and frustration. It was now done. I'd finally revealed my personality.
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