To end our RPM session today Jake chose to do an imagery writing exercise (as taught to us by Katie Masotti) where Jake describes something with his five senses. Just for fun, we are exploring the colors in this format, and yellow is the 3rd color. (Click on links below to read Jake’s previous imagery poems.)
Jake’s finish to each prompt is in bold:
I see happy, happy sunny mood.
I hear most musical mood.
I taste lemon light.
I smell most happy, fresh, clean smell.
I feel nice energy.
I think to see yellow is really cheerful.
At the age of 22 he began expressing his very personal thoughts and feelings more fluently with me (his mom.) He is diagnosed with severe autism as well as intermittent explosive disorder. He has given me permission to share his story and our conversations. He continually expresses his desire to “find purpose” to his life…I hope his willingness to share will help others learn about this misunderstood condition known as “autism” that has so much to teach us all.