Fumbling Through the Fog
Pummeling sensory overload and other neurological challenges had my autism spectrum son struggling in a deep fog for years. He could barely navigate the world (Home).
Phases of struggling through a blind haze can happen in anyone’s life, for all sorts of reasons.
Caregivers of extraordinarily challenged loved ones sometimes fumble through amorphous mystery zones. There is no universal guidebook on how to offer the best help, because everyone is unique.
How can I provide a happy life for my son as he gets older? I reach through misty vapors of the unknown looking for answers.
Sometimes I set life’s stresses aside, and walk literally through the fog with my son. Mountain trails of Marin, the surf line along a San Francisco beach—we have no shortage of misty locales.
My mental haze when fretting about life versus my sense of clarity when out on a trail—even on the foggiest day—stand in illustrative contrast. I sense the same in my son.
This week’s Hike Notes lead up to Hill 88 from Rodeo Beach, a head-clearing hike whether in a mist that limits visibility to ten feet or clear skies that open the view to landmarks fifty miles away.
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Hike Notes 55: Hill 88 from Rodeo Beach
Sharing insights and hiking highlights (Hikes) from the special needs caregiver front in San Francisco.