Wow, we have so many great submissions for this theme! Reading all of them makes me feel like I am indeed watching flowers bloom, all similar in form but with their own beautiful colors and shapes. Please enjoy this throwback piece from Wyatt Dutton, a letter he wrote for his homeschool year-end review during his first year of open communication on the letterboard back in 2015, when he was 12 years old.
I have virtually “run into” Wyatt at different Speller events online, including SpellX 2021, for which he made a fantastic video that you can see at this link!
Letter from 2015
HI SCHOOL BOARD LADIES
I HAD A GREAT YEAR THIS YEAR
MY REALLY SMART MOM TAUGHT ME TO SPELL
NOW SO MANY MAGICAL THINGS ARE HAPPENING SO MANY WONDERFUL MUCH AWAITED OPURTUNITY
I NOW GO TO MY WRITERS WORKSHOP AND SCIENCE CLUB
NOW I CAN HELP SO MANY STUMBLING NONSPEAKING AUTISTICS LIKE MYSELF
MY GOAL FOR NEXT YEAR IS TO REALLY WRITE MY SO EXCITING STORY MYSELF
I REALLY SO WANT TO MOVE THE SUN AND MOON FOR AUTISTICS MOST OF ALL REALLY MY GOAL IN LIFE IS THIS
I WANT TO CHANGE THE WORLD FOR PEOPLE LIKE ME
Wyatt Dutton lives in Quebec, Canada. He enjoys hiking and songwriting and finding ways to make life more interesting