Out of all the possible things he could have done to avoid trouble, pretending to be crazy is probably the most bizarre, and most effective way to do so. Not that it was difficult to pretend, like a child playing with imagination, but it was hard in the way of being scorned by people he loves and whom he expects to love him back.
But even if lions can grow weak and weary, it doesn’t change the fact that they’re still lions. And like a roar, righteousness pulls out the bones from the grave, so everything that’s supposed to be right can stand again and say that they have been delivered.
He pretends to be crazy, like a weak lion, like bones outside the grave, and believes in the truth that keeps him anchored to everything sane, even if ‘sane’ can only be found in the future.