Okay, so 3 is a small number in the I’m-listing-things-on-a-blog world. But since each of these articles carries a heavy reading load, I’m stopping at 3.
Don’t let their length dissuade you, though. The writing in each is as appreciable as the story, and all are well worth the time.
And now, a little beauty for your day:
A Home at the End of Google Earth :: The one where a lost-child turned orphan finds his mother after 20 years using Google Earth. Vanity Fair, November 2012.
Venance Lafrance is Not Dead :: The one where I’m surprised to learn that many Omani myth-truths have a Haitian counterpart. And though the author does no “telling,” this is the best explanation of poverty-derived decision-making I’ve ever read. Men’s Journal, June 2010.
Pearls Before Breakfast :: The one where they station an internationally-acclaimed virtuoso in a metro station and we get a lot to reflect on. Tip: Indulge this as your reading soundtrack. Washington Post, April 2007.
A short film showing Saroo of the first article re-tracing his steps on Google Earth. Please read the article first. But either way, this will blow your mind.
This post is part of this month’s humanity series.