Friday, December 11, 2009

The Man On The Lima Bean Can Or The Continuing Saga Of Mr. Unknown

From For Ellipsis

"The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible."

-Oscar Wilde

Do you know this man? One day in early December, 2005, this little lost man appeared on the brick fence that lines my drive-way. I have NO idea where he came from, or who he could be, but I know he has a name, I just don't know what it is. There are no children where I live, and no one else on the property has any idea how he got there. It was as if he appeared magically in the night. Perhaps he was a gift from Krampus, or maybe he is a spirit pausing on his journey elsewhere. It's a mystery. I have written about him in December's past, and some have offered their stories of explanation, but the mystery lives on. If you know who he is, please leave me the information in the comment thread, but if you would like to offer a short (2 paragraph) explanation on who he might be, feel free to be creative. If I don't find out who he is, I am considering writing to Del Monte and asking them to put his picture on cans of Lima Beans, my favorite vegetable. He looks like he would enjoy Lima Beans too. ;)


You can read some of my past postings about Mr. Unknown by following the links below...

Goodnight Mr. Unknown Wherever You Are

Mr. Unknown Since 2005

Mystery is the heart of creativity. That, and surprise."

-Julia Cameron

1 comment:

fdtate said...

I'm sure I've got one of these strange dudes around the house somewhere...or maybe he magically teleported to your driveway. My kids used to own him when they were little and he got passed down to my grandson. I just looked and didn't see him in the toy box, but when I run across him again I'll send you a pic. But, sorry, I have no idea who he is or what he's supposed to be.