A. Marina Fournier saffronrose at me.com
Sun Sep 19 02:53:13 BST 2021

Thank you! Were we not both bipolar, thus brains working differently rendering us neurodiverse, perhaps compassion alone would have guided us, as it surely must others.

A. Marina Fournier
saffronrose at me.com
Je persisterai quand même, car j’ais survécu d’être née
Valley of Heart’s Delight. CA
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> On Sep 18, 2021, at 5:49 AM, Karen A. Wyle <kawyle at att.net> wrote:
>  What an inspiring and moving story. Congratulations to you and to Arthur.

> On Saturday, September 18, 2021, 12:59:07 AM EDT, A. Marina Fournier via Lois-Bujold <lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> wrote:  
> [snip]
> When he was about 3 1/2, a young autist started at the pre-school/daycare. Arthur dragged/drafted him into his play stories. He was also getting early coping-skill therapy. Gradually the young boy became more open to imaginary play, and a bit more outgoing. As he was leaving the place for pre-K, his mother thanked me for helping her son. I told her to thank Arthur, because that was all his doing, and not necessarily consciously. He just wanted a playmate.

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