Autoethnographies of Educators Learning and Teaching With/In [Dis]ability
Edited By Philip Smith
Chapter 4: Autistethnography, by Elizabeth Grace
It is a surprise that in our society it is not more disabling to live your whole life unaware that folding the symbolic kissing cherry blossoms together just so creates a regular pentagonal dodecahedron. But I am glad people can live fulfilling lives that way, because does anybody wish ill to people who are without that inner visual ability to properly spin things? I had wanted to insert a picture here, for the love of you, the reader, who may be one of these people (who, according to all the statistical lore flying around, are now a large, but lessening, majority). But I cannot do that because of the typesetting costs. However, I can direct you to the URL of a magnificent rendering. Here is where you should direct your browser if you want to see this thing, the dodecahedron, that will, if you memorize it well enough to be able to spin it around in your head while changing its colors, enable you to loiter for ages with the greatest of ease, astonishing onlookers with your ability to do what they mistakenly believe is nothing whatsoever. Because you have chosen to read this book, you deserve to see this:
So I will tell you about my schooling, or some of it, in bits I can remember, highlights, things that stand out. Now I am an education researcher, and a teacher of other education researchers and teachers. Maybe the reader can make inferences.
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