Fifteen-year-old Finn Gallagher isn’t exactly normal. He’s pretty sure normal people can’t manipulate the very air they breath and he’s pretty sure normal people don’t have a telepath for a best friend and he’s definitely sure normal people don’t have weird government agents hunting them down like animals. But hey, normal’s overrated right?
|—||Margaret Atwood, Cat’s Eye (via wetriedandwedied)|
|—||David Foster Wallace; Infinite Jest (via wordpainting)|
Even when authors are taking us to the most fantastical places populated with the most fantastical characters, there’s still the chance that they’re spinning their tales based on people they’ve known, places they’ve been, and experiences they’ve had. And sometimes, those Pulled From Real Life elements aren’t a secret. Sometimes, those novels are thinly veiled autobiographies, with altered names and hair colors to protect (or not, depending on the author’s mood) the innocent. These are the novels where you won’t find a forward that includes the words “Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is coincidental”.
I found you living
In a Hemingway novel
A home in the space between his words
Existing in the lines of his pages
A faint trace of nature
Lingering scent of warm whiskey
A man of earth
Dwelling on Paris avenues
The man you hoped you were
I found your soul
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"When you see an object, it seems that you see it as an entire thing first, and only afterwards do its details follow on. But for people with autism, the details jump straight out at us first of all, and then only gradually, detail by detail, does the whole image float up into focus."
—from The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida