Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Through my eyes



I haven't blogged alot about Izaak or our families journey through the joys and hells that are Autism Spectrum Disorder but when I heard this song I knew that I wanted to share it with all of you. I think I was crying before the first verse was over because as a parent and particularly a single mamma it hurts like hell that I can't understand, no matter how hard I try, his world. I can't see what he sees or think how he thinks and that frustrates both of us (equally at times!). I'd like to think that the lyrics of this song represents all the things that Izaak would like to say to me at one time or another.

You can buy this song from here and I'd strongly encourage anyone and everyone to purchase as all profits from the sale of this song go to Aspect - the main Australian body for the research and development of therapy and research strategies for ASD. These are the lyrics to the song...

See the world through my eyes, it changes shape and it changes size
It's not quite the world you see
If you could find a way to look around inside my mind
Maybe you would understand me

I'm not blind but I can't always see
I'm not deaf but things can sound strange to me
I'm not trapped but it's hard to feel free
Imagine what it's like to be me

It's hard for me to try to think things through or talk like you
Everything can be a blur sometimes but if you walk along beside me
Hold my hand and guide me together any mountain we can climb

I'm not blind but I can't always see
I'm not deaf, but things can sound strange to me
I'm not trapped but it's hard to feel free
Imagine what it's like to be me

I'm dreaming of my future and it's brighter then you know
I'll get there on a different road when I am ready to go

I don't need pity, I don't need tears
I just need someone to help me understand my fears
Show me you believe in me, let me know I'm okay
Help me feel safe in the world and I will find my way

I'm not blind, but I can't always see
I'm not deaf, but things can sound strange to me
I'm not trapped but it's hard to feel free
Imagine what it's like to be me

1 comment:

Kuka said...

I thought of you guys when I heard about this on the radio before christmas - it's a beautiful song!
xo