Fiction: A Difficult Case

Fiction: A Difficult Case

When Eckart Tolle's "The Power of Now" came out, I was struck by the introduction, where he says, "...a time came when ... I had no relationships, no job, no home, no socially defined identity. I spent almost two years sitting on park benches in a state of the most intense joy...."

I wondered what would have happened if he had been picked up by city services and taken to a psych ward for evalution, and this story was born. 

* First published in 2009, in "The Mysterious Divination of Tea Leaves" (John Hunt Publishing)