Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Bizarre but Never Boring

Cody was full of piss and vinegar when he got off the day program van today. (Click here if you're wondering what being full of piss and vinegar means.) First of all, he tried to tell me something about rain (by the way, it's 81 degrees here and not a cloud in the sky). I asked, "What are you talking about Code?" and he replied by humming, in perfect pitch, 'Here Comes the Rain Again'.

After I guessed what Cody was humming, he hurried into the kitchen and started searching for something. (Remember, Cody is blind as well as autistic, so when I say "searching", he's frantically feeling things with his hands). I asked "What are you looking for?" as Cody scurried around opening the dishwasher and various drawers, and putting fingerprints all over the window Don cleaned yesterday.

Finally, Cody found a cupboard. He opened it, then shut it and headed back to the living room. Confused, as I often am when it comes to Cody's 'Guess what I'm trying to say because I sure as hell will not just come right out and tell you' conversations. I asked, "What does opening and closing the cupboard remind you of?" and this is what he gave me people..."When I was a kid, we listened to ELO and you said something about a cupboard."

If Cody says that's what happened, then I believe him. His autistic memory, as bizarre and unpredictable as it seems, is precise and detailed.

Speaking of bizarre and unpredictable, what came out of Cody's mouth next was probably the best oxymoron I've ever heard. He said...

"That reminds me of something that I don't remember."

See, I told you it was a good one. :)

Now, if you feel so inclined, you can watch this YouTube video and listen to the crappy music that Cody is so passionate about.


carolinaheartstrings said...

I love Cody posts. I really do. They make my day.

Bonnie@TheFragileXFiles said...

Ah, a good explanation of the feeling of déjà vu - "that reminds me of something I can't remember."

Papa Bear said...

I was a teen in the '80s, and passably familiar with the popular music of the day, but I could not have named that tune from someone humming it. As I watched the video, I kept thinking, "I wish these people would stop showing off, and make some music!"

jaesi said...

I wish I had a memory like that. dang.

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