Have you heard about this story?
The first thing I thought when I read about this boy has severe ADHD or maybe some sociopathic traits. I say the latter because I cannot imagine ever having the chutzpah or 'cunningness' to pull off sneaking on an airplane or stealing a car at 9 years old even if I wanted to. What do you think?
As hard as it must be to raise that child right now, that kid is definitely going places.
On another note, I subscribe to artist Miranda July's email thing, We Think Alone, that curates weekly emails from celebs and various 'important' people based on some sort of theme. It's entertaining, but this weeks roundup of emails included one from photographer Catherine Opie that made me immediately think of you and your website (see below). I'm guessing certain types of psychopaths (?) must be constantly getting emails like this.
Anyways, love the blog and book.
Catherine Opie email referenced above:
Let me first begin with the fact that this is a very difficult letter for me to write. I am writing because I am very disillusioned as to who you actually are. Several of my friends have begun to question the reality of your foundation, as well as feeling that your pushing for meetings and more connections is very invasive.
This has led me to many questions and now to a completely distrustful feeling to your intensions. I have gone through all the e-mails you have written me since we have started corresponding and it just doesn't all add up with the research I have done on who you are. I actually don't want you to answer any of these questions. I DO want to end all further contact with you, which includes you NOT coming to A's house for dinner on Thursday. I have spoken with A about my concerns and she knows that I am asking you not to come. She thoroughly agrees with me.
W let me know of her problems with you as well. I went through my past emails from you, and discovered I had originally been introduced to you by K. I talked to K today,and he has informed me that he severed all contact with you, and apologized to me for not informing me of this. He also informed me that your name is not even G, but L. I could dig further and probably find out more, but what I know is that any more access to me, my friends and my business relationships are now going to be protected. I want you to NEVER use my name in relationship to your foundation or anything else.
I could say more, but I am truly sickened.
Yeah, a very difficult letter for you to write. It's funny how easily people are sickened by people. I'm sickened by Catherine Opie. Not really, but I wonder if she realizes that there are worse things in this world than to have someone use your name to make a name for themselves. In my opinion, people are way to hung up on the idea/possibility of being used. Who cares if you were used? Basically it is just a damage to your ego? Because even in the best of relationships people use each other? I don't really get it, obviously, and I don't really want to.
Btw, for those that tie their sense of morality to religion, how Jesus handled being blatantly used:
And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any,
Came behind him, and touched the border of his garment: and immediately her issue of blood stanched.
And Jesus said, Who touched me? When all denied, Peter and they that were with him said, Master, the multitude throng thee and press thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?
And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched me: for I perceive that virtue is gone out of me.
And when the woman saw that she was not hid, she came trembling, and falling down before him, she declared unto him before all the people for what cause she had touched him, and how she was healed immediately.
And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace.