The story that inspired Ode to Joy

The still mysterious film that Martin filmed in NY during 2017 “Ode to Joy” was inspired by a story written by Portland writer Chris Higgins for the radio program and podcast “This American Life”.

The story is called “I’ve fallen in love and I can’t get up” and was published during June, 2010.

The summary is pretty much what we told you about in a previous post:

Four years ago, Matt Frerking started having attacks where he simply couldn’t move his body. That’s strange in itself, but what’s even stranger is the apparent cause of the problem, which is known as cataplexy.

You can listen to the story read by the author here.

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