Hiraeth for Autism

I’m relieved that I’m not the only one who has felt this way! 😊 My problem is that I often find myself homesick for a place I’ve never been. What’s really interesting–and this has happened to me only once–is to suddenly be reunited with one of those places. It’s amazing. But rare πŸ’— I can relate to this so much! A beautiful post 🌺

Autism and Expectations

Hiraeth pronunciation:-

Hi – The Hi from Hiccup

Rae – pronounced the same as the wry of a wry smile (if you pronounce wry with a rolled β€˜R’, but let’s not overcomplicate)

Th – The Th from Think

Hiraeth is an untranslatable Welsh word. It’s often described as homesickness or a sort of nostalgia, but these translations don’t touch on the strength of the feeling.

Hiraeth is a deep longing for somewhere. It is that pull within your chest for a space where you belong. It’s that feeling you get when you smell the scent of home, or when the wind ripples through the grass in the right way.

When I lived in England for more than a decade, I would feel Hiraeth for home. Crossing the Severn bridge would begin to alleviate it. The further I travelled through the hills, over and under the rolling valleys, the further I…

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Laina Eartharcher

Feet on the ground, eyes toward the sky.

2 thoughts on “Hiraeth for Autism”

  1. Beautiful! I feel the same way about the land and the ocean of my home.
    I know what you mean Dearest Dude about places you’ve never been too. Like echos of a past life maybe? I remember you writing about your experience.
    You always find the coolest posts to pass onβ£πŸŒŸπŸŒΉπŸ’žπŸ˜πŸŒ»πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜

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