autism assistance dog for conor

helping conor in a furry and cuddly way

The Unbearable Darkness of Being.

on October 18, 2013

Driving in the dark. No headlights.  That’s one way I look at Conor when he is so frustrated that he can’t say what he’s thinking. Walking around in a foreign country and not knowing the language or landscape. Another way I look at his inability to communicate with people. With me.

Not a day goes by that I don’t wish I could have a conversation with him. I know there’s a lot going on in his mind, he just can’t get it out, and we haven’t found the key to unlock it. Watching him struggle to say something, especially since he understands so much that is said to him, is terribly difficult. What I wouldn’t give for that key…



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