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Planetwalker: 22 Years of Walking. 17 Years of Silence. Paperback – April 21, 2009
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Realized as I wended through the chapters that I was reading a kind of Zen Koan due to factual accounts appearing other-worldly.
While I don't doubt the veracity of John Francis' stories, the way they are set down makes them seem dream-like due to unusual time sequencing/gaps and the nature of his personal relationships. People appear and disappear like phantoms. Money is rarely discussed, giving the impression he found a buried treasure on one of his early walks and when in need, simply went to the chest and filled his pockets with gold coins. When he needed a place to chill out from the road a house filled with friends would appear on the golden horizon. He appeared to never go hungry or suffer defeat.
I came to the conclusion that his personal triumphs were due to high intelligence and sensitivity to the people and things around him, and his good looks and charisma - a mixture of Jimi Hendrix and Jesus Christ, someone who attracts people through talent, positive energy, and a good-natured smile. The key to his success was his ability to connect with and attract all types of people, as his friends are so numerous and diverse that he always has someone to turn to when in need.
The book hides in the shadows the more sinister things in life, such as need of money/unemployment, friendships/relationships going sour, health problems, doubts about choices and his life's direction. Here and there a crumb is thrown, such as when he reveals in a short paragraph the need to have surgery on his feet - aha, the darker side of life coming into focus, but he does not explain how he paid for it (treasure chest of gold coins?Read more ›
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This book is a fantastic read in my opinion. Dr. Francis has been an inspiration.Published 5 months ago by S. Dewalt
I amazed that this human being exists. I was expecting more insightful thoughts, but an inspiration book nonetheless. Highly recommended.Published 8 months ago by JL4321
Met John Francis at a Royal Geographic Society Hong Kong talk and got the kindle book after. Fascinating read.Published 10 months ago by Lars G Nielsen
I love the book. Prefer the other earlier addition because it has some color graphics, but this version has a bit more information,Published 12 months ago by Oregon Ruth