I keep reading reports about England's mysterious Piano Man, found dripping wet and wandering aimlessly without identification. As I read the theories (trauma, amnesia, mental illness) I am startled by what I'm not reading.
He will not speak.
He has trouble making eye contact.
He plays the piano for hours at a time, repeating the same music over and over.
When he plays the piano he is totally focused and shuts the rest of the world out.
He draws intricate sketches.
All of the tags have been cut out of his clothing.
He gets anxious when people get too close to him.
Does this sound familiar to anyone else? Has it occurred to anyone that this man is very likely autistic?