I’ve been struggling for a while now to find a way to talk about autism and animism – the belief that natural objects, and other things that aren’t people or animals, have minds of some sort.

It’s intriguing to me that even as we are criticized for not understanding the intentions and desires of neurotypical people, a lot of us are also thinking very hard about the desires of our stuffed animals or dishes or favorite shirts, or of the plants and earth and other natural objects around us.

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