Author has written 95 stories for Doctor Who, Parodies and Spoofs, K-PAX, Quantum Leap, Cupid, Misc. Tv Shows, StarTrek: The Original Series, X-overs, A-Team, Voyagers!, James Bond, Muppet Show, Stargate: Atlantis, Touched by an Angel, Psych, and Shrek.
On The Eighth Day God Called us to the Stars
I am Elizabeth Hensley. I am gifted and cursed with Asperger’s syndrome. Asperger’s syndrome is the best kind of crazy to be because we don’t flee from reality. We force reality to confirm to us. We improve reality. From our early days as Neanderthals, the “Daughters of Earth” (see Genesis 6:1-6) we’ve been the driving force behind much of Human progress. We invented cave painting, burying our dead with flowers, the flute and the ocarina. We first domesticated the Dog, the Horse, the Goat and the Sheep. About the only thing we didn’t invent was sewing. When we wanted to keep warm we threw an Animal skin over us. It took the Cro Magnons/Neurotypicals/Sons of God to invent sewing and fashion, and fashion has been a bug-a-boo to us ever since. Flash forward a few thousand years and we have Albert Einstein, Tesla, Oppenheimer, Sir Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Bill Gates, Bill Murray, Stephen Spielberg, and we have Elizabeth Hensley. I’ m a proud and humiliated Aspergerian in proud and glorious company.
NASA has been called a sheltered workshop for Aspergerians. So is Microsoft. The main difference between Aspergerians and Schizophrenics is while we both think and talk a lot about going for rides in spaceships, Schizophrenics go for rides in spaceships because little Green Men abduct them but Aspergerians go for rides in spaceships because we design and BUILD them. But due to our shared inability to read and respond to facial expressions, our intense special interests which we are always happily fanatical about and our lack of interest in the usual neurotypical social stuff when talking to us on the streets and in Psychiatrists offices it is often very hard to tell the difference! Sigh! Ask me how I know this! :(
Riddle: “What do you call an Neurotypical (Non-Aspergerian) in a research and development lab? “
Castles in the Air (Everyone's Place In society).
Neurotics dream of Castles in the Air.
Psychotics move into them.
But Aspergerians think long and hard about
Castles In the Air and design workable blueprints.
Neurotypicals take those blueprints and with their superior social skills
Organize the resources for their actual construction.
Psychiatrists sit back and collect the rent.
If you met me you would find me quite weird for I cannot read or respond to facial expressions and have trouble making eye contact. I can’t tell People apart by their faces; (Face Blindness also called Prosopagnosia). When I was in school I could not socialize because I didn’t know who most People were and had no way to learn. I had the first-day-of-school-don’t-know-anybody jitters every day of my entire school years. That’s the curse part. But it’s a small price to pay for the rich mental Universe I internally dwell in because through the miracle of writing, word processing and the blessed Internet which will evolve into Heaven I can share my vision with the Universe.
Every story, essay and poem I write is a blue print for the wonderful, warm and fuzzy future I have perfect faith Humanity is capable of building with a little help from our Future Selves. Due to General Relativity which as been proven (google it), Time and Space curve, bent by the gravitational mass of the Universe. Every thing that happens in the Future, everything we grow into, all progress and invention, happened in the Past. If for no other reason that self fulfilling prophesy, just as we build the Submarine Nautilus, the Moon ship Columbia and the International Space Station, just as there are cell phone and communication satellites, just as there are Robots rolling around on Mars and vacuuming carpets on Earth, we will use Science to build that 1500 mile long cube mentioned in the last two chapters of Revelation, go around curved space time and upload everybody's organically produced operating systems including the Galilee Carpenter's and give Him His well deserved Kingdom; because we want to and can. No other reason is necessary. The minute that Neanderthal (probably a Lady) dragged her dead Loved One to the most protected area of their cave and covered him in flowers to fight the stench, from that moment the building of New Jerusalem became unavoidable. We tenacious Humans had decided to do something about death instead of helplessly accepting it. Faith inspires Science and Science fulfills Faith. Flash forward a few billion years and we build any kind of Universe and Future we desire. Because Time-Space curves the Afterlife already exists.
Every story I write is a blue print-vision of Good Samaritan style neighborliness taken to the Stars and every other possible place. In my blueprint God and gods, Humans, Angels, Aliens, Animals and AI’s can get along and do so. Because peace is more fun than fighting and love is far more powerful than war. The pen is mightier than the sword, the word processor than the Bomb and why fight when we can party on and be excellent to one another? It is no coincidence that Eternity is seen from the Vikings to Stargate as a diner, a night kitchen, a wedding feast, the eternal feast of the gods! For feasting is what we shall do forever! Christ said in Revelation 3:20-21 “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me. To him who overcomes, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I overcame and sat down with my Father on his throne. “
Let Christ in for pity’s sake. He’s hungry and lonely and He has so much love to give! You haven’t been loved until you’ve invited the warm Cosmic Muffin inside your skull to debug you, network you with the rest of the Body we are evolving into and to be loved from your insides outwards from the deepest most innermost marrow of your being!
Thanks for paying attention to this wise and loving crazy-wise Lunatic. And know in your hearts all you desire will come to you in time if you take up your burdens and push forward. A quantum leap is not a huge leap but a tiny, smaller-than-an-atom leap. Out of a multitude of such tiny little leaps, one gently doable stair-step upwards at a time, over the next ten to fifteen billion years we evolve into the Omega Point of evolution. “Rather speaking the truth in love we are to grow up in every way into the head into Christ.” Ephesians 4.15
Enjoy my Castles in the Air and then go out into Reality Space and put foundations under them. Always pay every good deed forward for this World and the Universe is round and it will get back to you after gaining Moore’s law-like levels of momentum. There is no stopping us tenacious Humans! As Gene Roddenberry said, “the Human adventure is just beginning.” I say, “Day Eight has come. We’ve been called to the Stars and it is very early in the morning!”
Things to .
Autism + Neanderthal Theory
The High Frontier + Colonies In Space
The Omega Point.
Neandergooglethals + flowers
And something society needs to be aware of that is very dangerous in our food supply that the FDA is not protecting us from that causes rage reactions and brain damage! It also speeds up cancer and obesity! It is allowed to hide in foods, vaccines and IVs under 40 different names including "natural flavoring." And more names to give foods a "clean label" are being added all the time! While it can do this in Neurotypicals too it may be the real reason for the "Autism epidemic." We do not have an Autism epidemic but an epidemic of very sick Autists! Undamaged we eccentric Ludwig Von Drakes would be here anyway doing many wonderful things for society! Please do not donate to Autism Speaks or Cure Autism Now! They are only looking for our genes so a genetic test can be found so we can be aborted! If we are erased from Forever say goodbye to all future generations of Eccentric Geniuses who will be needed to get rid of killer asteroids and get Humanity to the stars! Better to clean the environment of the toxins that our glutathione deficient livers cannot handle and green the vaccines (get the chemicals out of them we cannot handle) and not give so many unnecessary ones; (they are a good idea gone too far) and get rid of all live virus vaccines because there is always some genetic type who will not be able to handle them (and to harm one minority genetic type to help the majority genetic types is just exactly what Hitler was doing and it is wrong!)