My name is Lori and I am middle-aged. A decade ago, autism began to appear in my life. When I began blogging in 2005, I met several fascinating autistic people.
In 2009, we learned our son was autistic. A year later, my father was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome. Then I was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome! We are thrilled to have a name to go along with the challenges and strengths that have followed us our whole lives.
A Quiet Week is my little spot for self-discovery and creative cheer.
I hope to share my wisdom, experiences, and humor–although it will come with a generous dose of worry, obsessiveness, and uncertainty.
It is both liberating and terrifying to share with you now!
This Site’s Name
My blog’s name is taken from the 1969 short film “A Quiet Week in the House” (Tichý týden v dome) by Czechoslovakian artist and director Jan Svankmajer.
In this stop-motion feature, a man infiltrates the House to conduct a furtive reconnaissance mission.
He drills into different doors, to inspect the incomprehensible activities within.
Although the House is unassuming and stark on the outside, it entertains fantastic and bizarre events behind its sturdy doors.
After a week of voyeuristic observation, the man demolishes the House with explosives.
This strange short captivated me. The film was both odd and familiar–like seeing yourself unexpectedly reflected with a shocking new hairstyle. The House became a personal metaphor–ordinary outside, strange inside, vulnerable to judgment throughout.
This blog is a safe space to share life experiences for autistic and non-autistic people alike. Please note I do not host heated debates or excessive controversy. I don’t have the spoons! I reserve the right to move, edit, or delete combative comments. I will also edit, move, or delete negative or disturbing comments that kill a conversation, attack others or cause me personal distress.
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I love beautiful photographs. I love expansive collections. The wonderful stuff people display on shelves or hide in boxes fascinates me. Flickr and other photo-sharing sites are a terrific way for me to see and share my joy. Images on my site enhance posts and are not for any commercial endeavor or personal profit. The following information applies to the images featured on this site:
My header alpha is named Ever After and was designed by Michael Hernandez.
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I use my own photography, Flickr, free stock photos or public domain images. I list photo credits near pictures and link back to the source when possible.
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