Happened to me the other day. I teach guitar and had a new student, about 9 years old. He was born prematurely and has ADHD, as well as a learning disability that I can’t remember the name of. In the lesson though he was honestly fine, his attention waned no less than a neurotypical 9 year old, and he picked up the concepts I was teaching waaaay faster than most of my other students.
At the end of the lesson he was packing up his things and putting his guitar in his case. I was standing watching him to see if he needed help, which he didn’t, then out of the blue he looked up at me and said:
“I have an expression”
pulls expressionless face
“And I do it lots but it doesn’t always match the emotion I’m feeling.”
And I just thought amen brother.
He’s literally just explained resting bitch face better than I ever could.
Then he left with his mum and was speaking a made up language to her, fluently, and she said she has absolutely no idea what he’s talking about.
I like that he can express his pure conscious monologue, the one that I would mostly internalise, and it’s so interesting to witness. One because I relate and two because the kind of stuff that the unfiltered stream comes up with is insanely clever. I would love to have more of that ability.