Saturday, September 17, 2011

mystery of the forest boy

The boy lived in the woods with his father for five years. When his father died, he left the woods, walked for two weeks and became a mystery to German authorities who are trying to piece together the past of the teenager who says his name is Ray.

This is miles more interesting than Oprah. What inspired his father? Was it the mother's death? How did the pair subsist through heat and cold? Was the old man crazy? What did the boy think or feel? What did they eat? What did they do when they were injured or sick? Why did the boy walk for two weeks to Berlin when surely there were other communities where he might equally well have stopped? Since he speaks English and a little German, where does he come from?

Not knowing is so delicious that knowing pales beside it. Limitlessness is more interesting than the limits that individuals try to place around it.

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