Ode to Women


“What surprises me a little is that nobody to my uncertain knowledge has analyzed one important possibility related to the winning solve.” Forrest Fenn, Mysterious Writings

What have we not discussed? Two things come to mind:

  • The first was the fact that Forrest friends, John Connelly and Jackie Kennedy both were in the same vehicle when JFK was shot by the Magic “Bullet”

  • Women

The former would suggest his secret is knowledge of who really killed JFK and that would be an interesting conversation. The later - imagine the world with only men like Seeker and myself? That is why God put women on this earth and I think Forrest thinks the same way. By the way, doesn't the international symbol for women look like a key?

Forrest claimed his chapter “My War for Me” is very meaningful but when I wrote my best solution to date, I struggled when I tried to justify the reason why the place was so special, that he had to leave his wife and two daughters to go off and die. That is when it struck me to re-read his last chapter where Forrest talked about fighting cancer:

“At age fifty-eight, invasive cells came into my body and took a kidney. That was bad enough, but the mental diagnosis I gave myself was worse…

Then out of nowhere came a family charge led by my wife, who refused to accept any abstract judgments that ran contrary to my total recovery. No saint could match her faith. She and my daughters, Kelly and Zoe, provided warm comfort and encouraged me to fight the despair that so dampened my slowly passing hours. Through the many bedridden weeks they were with me, and by me, and for me. They nursed my weakened confidence all along the mucky trail that I thought was disappearing into the black abyss of medical odds. Peggy sensed so completely the vital consequence of my struggle that I believe she frightened away any remnants of the disease. They must have fled in dreadful horror in the face of her focused passion and unshakable determination. My team had saved my life.”

Then he wrote the Ode to Peggy (last lines):

Today I looked up in the sky

And saw my shadow floating by.

It seemed so strange - I wondered why.

And now it’s gone, but where am I?

Today I looked up in the sky

And saw that I shall never die.

Forget the pain and harm you see,

My loving wife looks after me.

During that same set of six questions Forrest said the following:

  • “I don’t want to broaden the clues and hints I’ve written about by pointing them out. What surprises me a little is that nobody to my uncertain knowledge has analyzed one important possibility related to the winning solve.”

  • “It might be better for me to move father away from the story Jenny, but I have never been a successful bystander”

“Broad” is a very old term to describe women and then he misspelled farther with father. This aberration if taken literally means remove the father, whom everyone has focused on, and look to his mother. Even the poem “your effort will be worth” sounds like “your F- fort worth” or Forrest’s Fort Worth, who is his mother because she was born in Forth Worth Texas.

When Forrest said, in the Q&A Fenn’s response: “Nature makes her own rules, James, so I try to not be absolute when talking about her.”

Who is her? Mother Nature or Mothers? What is the most important thing to every man? Mothers.

Forrest told a curious story in which he confronted Bella Abzug about her feminist agenda where they argued over boys in the Girl Scouts. Then he said on Dal’s blog:

  • “I am constantly amazed at the strength and resilience of women who come nose-to-nose with tough choices. I think Ann is one woman who doesn’t need an Equal Rights Amendment.”

  • “A recent email from her [Diggin Gypsy] illustrates why we don’t need an Equal Rights Amendment in this country.”

All three examples have woman’s rights in common. Which search state was the most proactive with women’s rights?

To Fenn's rainbow, all the women of the world, I salute you!

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