After what seemed like an unbelievably long hiatus, Touch is back. Touch is the television show created by Tim Kring that focuses on the interconnectivity in the universe. I started watching it in its first season (see my initial thoughts from last year here) and I became quite a fan of the show. The show illustrates chaos theory – the patterns and the threads that connect us all. At the center of the show’s premise is an autistic boy who understands all the connections.
Well, you had me at chaos theory Kring; but, when you portray autism as a gift – what can I say – I love you. I still maintain my belief that Kring must have someone with autism in his life. I believe this because spending time with, and loving an autistic is part and parcel of understanding that they are not broken – they are different…magical…perfect as they are.
If you haven’t started watching Touch yet, check it out. It is on Fox at 8 PM on Fridays. And if you haven’t had the opportunity to get know anyone with autism, make an effort to do so. I promise you, both endeavors will be well worth your time.
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