From The Storyteller
Hello All: With all the excitement of the past few days I thought a way to deal with things above our pay grade might be useful. Enjoy. Doug
“I don’t have a clue how he did that”, me to Elaine after watching a magic act. For the final trick, the magician took a ring from a woman, and after a little “razzel dazzel” produced the ring from inside an unpeeled orange that was being held by somebody else. For me, how he did this ranks right up there with the mystery of how the weather station I bought from Target works. As long as it’s plugged in, somehow it knows the exact day and time 24/7/365.
Which naturally brings me to the subject of UFOs and aliens. Unidentified flying objects are things that we, as observers, have no idea what they are. Are they visitors from outer space, or magical creatures like the wizards of the Harry Potter stories? While we can all speculate, for these mysteries the response “Nobody knows” really does apply.
Probably the science folks that made my weather station are like me, and don’t know how the magician does the ring trick, nor does the magician know how my weather station works. Aliens, UFOs, rink tricks and weather stations: We live in a world filled with unanswered questions. And this brings me to the classic response of, “duh”. There are, and always will be, things we can’t explain. Unless a person feels compelled to Google it, most of them will remain unexplained for life.
Which brings me to “Magic” and my ability to smile when I encounter things I can’t explain. The key here is my personal filing system. I’ve two mental files. They ‘re labeled “Open” and “Magic”. Things that need my attention go into the “Open” file, and those that don’t simply become “Magic”. Ever since I created my “Magic” file, I smile more and sleep better.
Moral: The need for certainty in all things is highly overrated.