Dancing in the Grey

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Dancing in the Grey – Life with my Asperger’s

Written by Rory Matier & Suzanne Wreford

First published in Great Britain in May 2015 by Rory Matier

Copyright © Rory Matier 2015-05-28

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Acknowledgements

Dancing in the Grey was Written in 2015

This book has been a nightmare to write; it was worked and worked again, written and rewritten, scrubbed and written off and then finally written with the passion it deserved. The first draft was way too dark and angry, the second was confused and slightly lost but thankfully the third was accurate.

Suzanne read the first angry portrait in 2013 [‘Yesterday’s Adult, Tomorrow’s Child’], and said “You really are not doing yourself a justice here, you need to give yourself more credit and realise how much you have survived!” I had never looked at myself as being a survivor, all l knew was that l always somehow landed on my feet, but it was not always easy. That same year l commenced the second draft and like the first she read all of those pages and was very constructive in her criticisms. By this time l was aghast at the idea of even contemplating another rewrite, but said l would rest it for six months before reviewing it again. That six months stretched into a year as my life was changing so very fast especially with her in it. And so in March of this year, l started the very final ‘edit’ which soon became the final rewrite. The book of today is the book l am happy with – finally. And l want to thank her for all of her hard work, her support, patience and understanding especially as some of the chapters revisited created an atmosphere of sadness for us. Her tireless work in both proof reading and editing, and of course the stress it must have caused her again as she read even more startling events in my life and although she knew of them all, she never thought l would submit some of them to the book itself.

Without the aid of my two dogs Scrappy and Dora, l would never have survived the first ever writing, they awarded me sanity when my life was fast becoming a hell and l held a damning lack of respect for people. Dora sadly passed away in 2014 and as such was never able to see her Dad’s joy this year of finally achieving completion with this work. But thankfully Scrappy is, and l know that Dora still lives on in her.

28th May 2015

Contents

Ep… No

Chapter Number

Penned

Date

1

Dancing in the Grey – Life with my Asperger’s – E1  15th Feb

2

Dancing in the Grey – Life with my Asperger’s – E2  16th Feb

3

Dancing in the Grey – Life with my Asperger’s – E3  17th Feb

4

Dancing in the Grey – Life with my Asperger’s – E4  17th Feb

5

Dancing in the Grey – Life with my Asperger’s – E5  18th Feb

6

Dancing in the Grey – Life with my Asperger’s – E6  19th Feb

7

Dancing in the Grey – Life with my Asperger’s – E7 19th Feb

8

Dancing in the Grey – Life with my Asperger’s – E8  20th Feb

9

Dancing in the Grey – Life with my Asperger’s – E9  21st Feb

10

Dancing in the Grey – Life with my Asperger’s – E10  22nd Feb

11

Dancing in the Grey – Life with my Asperger’s – E11 23rd Feb

12

Dancing in the Grey – Life with my Asperger’s – E12 24th Feb

13

Dancing in the Grey – Life with my Asperger’s – E13 25th Feb

14

Dancing in the Grey – Life with my Asperger’s – E14 26th Feb

15

Dancing in the Grey – Life with my Asperger’s – E15  02nd Mar

16

Dancing in the Grey – Life with my Asperger’s – E16 02nd Mar

17

Dancing in the Grey – Life with my Asperger’s – E17 02nd Mar

18

Dancing in the Grey – Life with my Asperger’s – E18  05th Mar

19

Dancing in the Grey – Life with my Asperger’s – E19 06th Mar

20

Dancing in the Grey – Life with my Asperger’s – E20 07th Mar

21

Dancing in the Grey – Life with my Asperger’s – E21 08th Mar

22

Dancing in the Grey – Life with my Asperger’s – E22 09th Mar

23

Dancing in the Grey – Life with my Asperger’s – E23  10th Mar

24

Dancing in the Grey – Life with my Asperger’s – E24 11th Mar

25

Dancing in the Grey – Life with my Asperger’s – E25 12th Mar

26

Dancing in the Grey – Life with my Asperger’s – E26 13th Mar

27

Dancing in the Grey – Life with my Asperger’s – E27 14th Mar

28

Dancing in the Grey – Life with my Asperger’s – E28 15th Mar

Ep

Dancing in the Grey – Life with my Asperger’s – Epilogue 16th Mar

 

   
 

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