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Excerpt from Ulysses

“The lights begin to twinkle from the rocks:

The long day wanes: the slow moon climbs: the deep

Moans round with many voices. Come, my friends,

‘T is not too late to seek a newer world.

Push off, and sitting well in order smite

The sounding furrows; for my purpose holds

To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths

Of all the western stars, until I die.

It may be that the gulfs will wash us down:

It may be we shall touch the Happy Isles,

And see the great Achilles, whom we knew.

Tho’ much is taken, much abides; and tho’

We are not now that strength which in old days

Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are;

One equal temper of heroic hearts,

Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will

To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.”

An excerpt from Ulysses by Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892).

That last line sums up what the autistic community needs in my opinion.

To strive for real, positive, change.

To seek understanding.

To find acceptance.

And to not give up, because together we can make a difference for our community.

Many voices but one undeniable message...

We belong.

We hope that next year will bring acceptance and understanding. We have seen some really positive changes in our roles at mylifeautistic, long may it continue.

All our best and love

Ross Fraser and Jeni Curtis

Words – Ross Fraser

Graphic Design App – Canva

In association with Service Graphics and James Young High School, Livingston.

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