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Ceaseless Talker Freed from Cage in Tree

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“He wittered about our species being suited to live in extended families and tribes just like in the old days so I thought he was dead,” explained a Native American this afternoon.

Dead people can’t talk and certainly not witter.

“Dead people enter the heavenly kingdom of God and can talk and witter all they want. I thought you came from a Christian culture where the resurrection is less strange than the idea of death as the end.”

I do. Granted. But I still don’t see why you thought he was dead just because he was talking about our ability to live in extended families and why you caged him in.

“But I understand why.”

Only you understand why. You are the ethnic minority. You should know.

“My skin is brown.”

That’s my point exactly.

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Morten Hjerl-Hansen (born 15. June 1973) is a danish blogger born in Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe. I lived for the first 19 years of my life in a liberal-minded, literary and academic home in North Zealand. My mother is a psychiatrist and my father is a chemical engineer. I have two siblings. Throughout childhood, "I invented near-useless things almost every day" and told my siblings "fairy tales" where they themselves were the protagonists. In 1986, I visited Houston in the United States with my family on a stay that spanned three and a half months. I started programming in 1986 and made approx. 20 major projects until I "lost the ability" in 2018. Student from N. Zahles High School 1992. Ry College 1993. Read theology 1993-1994 in Aarhus. Read philosophy 1995-2000 in Linköping, Lund and Copenhagen. Worked as Java programmer 2000 and 2001. Participated in numerous poetry readings in Copenhagen 2002-2007. Got a psychosis in 2007 "which took about 10 years to recover". Married to Else Andersen in 2010 and resides in Asnaes, Denmark. Father in 2014. Has written The Other Newspaper daily in Danish and English daily since 2013.