Autistic Songs

Alan Griswold

 

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Spinning and Twirling

Spinning and twirling, an early warning sign of …

I can almost reach a savannah-bound animal through the not-so-long funnel of time, but vertigo has overwhelmed my senses today, I am taken by such strange and dizzying form: the potterís wheel turned by skillful hands, the joinerís swiftly circular blade; cathedral domes, intricate clocks, mills forever grinding (all those cogs and pulleys and gears); one bouncing ball past the merry-go-round, satellites in orbit; Euclidís compass, Eulerís pi, and a Copernican revolution so perfect it might leave you longing for an ideal, heavenly sphere.

Spinning and twirling, an early warning sign of … a defect?


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