Die Fotos starrender Menschen von einem Mann ohne Beine

Kevin Connolly wurde ohne Beine geboren und ist es gewohnt, auf der Straße angegafft zu werden. Von genau diesem Gaffen macht er Fotos und erwischt dabei den meist ziemlich verstörten Gesichtsausdruck von Menschen, die eine Information verarbeiten müssen, die so gar nicht zu den gewöhnlichen Mustern passt.

1 year ago I was asked by a little boy in Christchurch, New Zealand if I had been eaten by a shark.

2 months ago I was asked by an elderly woman in Sighisoara, Romania if I had lost my legs in a car accident.

6 weeks ago I was asked by a bar patron in Helena, Montana if I still wore my dog tags from Iraq.

Everyone tries to create a story in their heads to explain the things that baffle them. For the same reason we want to know how a magic trick works, or how mystery novel ends, we want to know how someone different, strange, or disfigured came to be as they are. Everyone does it. It's natural. It's curiosity.

But before any of us can ponder or speculate - we react. We stare.

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