Is This For Real? That is, did the events depicted in these eight narratives actually occur?
Yes, bizarre as it may seem today.
Imagine, if you will, a young boy forced to find his way in a strange new world, bewildered by every step he takes, steps without guidance, steps fraught with hidden dangers, steps that cannot be retracted, steps perhaps best not taken.
I was that boy, launched from a dark, fluid-filled world where all my needs were tended to, then thrust harshly into a totally new existence bathed in blinding light, raucous noise, numbing cold, hunger and almost total helplessness, 7 July, 1933.
No user manual was provided, which wouldn’t have been of any use anyway.
So what was I to do if I intended to survive?
Why, create my own world. Which appears to have worked given I’m still here, barreling headlong into my ninth decade.
It might’ve gone easier had I been diagnosed with Asperers/Autism at age 7, better yet earlier, than when I was finally diagnosed, at age 70, long after the train had left the station.