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AUTISTIC LINCS: Revival Of Narratives


By Spalding Today Columnist


Hello there! Callum Brazzo here, continuing to make Autistic Lincs.

All right guys, bear with me.

I am sat here at my mum's place after indulging in a meal of eggs, potatoes and toast, pondering the week, and I am drawn to the theme of revival.

I've made no secret through my poetry about the relationship I had and now have with my mum, and it feels wasted to bring it all up again, but really what I'm focussing on is a broader view of who I am now and who I can become. Because I do not believe in God or any god but I write today on this beautifully sunny afternoon and I think to myself that I have come so far.

Autistic author Callum Brazzo (10137498)
Autistic author Callum Brazzo (10137498)

And recent events have meant that I am putting my entire life in perspective. yet again. Let me explain.

For a little while now, maybe a month, I have parted ways with my girlfriend of four years.

I currently have a flat all to myself which I have renovated and look forward to having many nights in alone and with anyone else that enters my life. The 'natural drift' as I have described in a poem, of course, was amicable and we both know that each of us need to find new life paths.

We support each other. That won't change.

But I had changed long before I met her.

I have been through depression, anxieties that had me housebound and riddled with stress, trying to find my life path as an autistic man living in a world that seemed unwelcoming of my autistic nature.

So I can change again.

Going through these changes meant that I have needed some time to myself and FOR myself.

I missed two events this week due to this necessary time.

I should not regret it because without helping myself, how can I help others?

I am not overwhelmed with sadness at the thought of my ex-girlfriend moving on in a different direction but I am overjoyed to see her thrive, currently, and in the future as I know she will.

I wonder about memories. Of her. Of us.

How will I be remembered?

I have been thinking recently about how my life pretty much revolves around doing things for others.

Sorry if this column is rather jumbled but doesn't that accurately reflect life sometimes?

I would say that I'm ending this now...but the truth is that we are just beginning.

Further Reading And Events:

Project Bubbly Radio Show based in Sleaford:

www.facebook.com/projectbubbly1/

Walk For Autism Pride in Sleaford:

www.facebook.com/events/411981296033298/

The David Snape Show Facebook Page:

www.facebook.com/thedavidsnapeshow/

Shadow's new music on BandCamp:

shadow22222.bandcamp.com/album/waiting-for-change?fbclid=IwAR0_wvqQInP1H2xc4WFE7wWTvWm6iVQK5my1MxEJsCNGgLuXTaZMeNx1XCg

Autistic Lincs Facebook Page:

www.facebook.com/Autistic-Lincs-Lincolnshire-Free-Press-2123029224419944/?modal=admin_todo_tour

Autistic Led, autistic adult support group:

www.facebook.com/groups/287694928530440/

Contact me via Facebook @CallumBrazzo, Twitter @CallumBrazzo and through Letters To The Editor.

Ciao for now!

Last week - Achievements in abundance



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