Sometimes the adventure gets out of hand

Always interested in stories how people keep their minds together in solitary confinement.  Here is a good one from a NY Times obituary today, of Robert J. Flynn, “who spent five and a half years in a Com­mu­nist Chi­nese prison dur­ing the Viet­nam War, al­most al­ways in soli­tary con­fine­ment, af­ter he was shot down on a bomb­ing mis­sion.”

“I’d think of my fam­ily,” he said. “I’d plan par­ties, birth­days, an­ni­ver­sa­ries for ev­ery­one. And I would imag­ine that Kathy bought some land in Alas­ka and gold was dis­cov­ered there. And I had the biggest gold mine go­ing. I had all kinds of peo­ple work­ing for me — peo­ple I knew. And I ran a big imag­i­nary cor­po­ra­tion. That’s what I did.

And gee whiz what a great quote at the end:

“I wouldn’t want to do it again,” he told The News Jour­nal in re­call­ing his cap­tiv­i­ty. “But it was part of the ex­pe­ri­ence of my life. Life is sort of an ad­ven­ture. Some­times, the ad­ven­ture gets out of hand.”

(that’s him on the right, from UPI/NYT.  Corporate flow chart from GMP Hawaii.)



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