Mysteries and Miracles. These are things that make life so very wonderful, at times.
You stumble across them, or maybe they drop right in your lap. Those things of the unexplained and sensational.
I think there are a bunch of people in the world who would have us believe in none of it. Not one iota. The nay-sayers, or the ones who try to toss in the logical explanation. I am full of science in my head. No doubt. But when it comes to the mystifying and unfathomable, I completely concede. As Einstein reminded us, “The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science.”
But, those kill-joys. They come up with the phrases like, “Well. Maybe a breeze came along and carried it in that direction.” OR, “That could have been some sort of reflection in the sky, cast from something miles below.”
I always want to look at them, shake my head, and say, “Well, quite possibly, I sneezed so hard that the reverberations banked off a brick wall in the nearest vicinity, which then radiated, in sequential sound waves 5,932 miles, to the point of their impact, and caused the atmospheric transgression. Yes. Maybe that was it.”
Take for instance today. This very date in 1974. Some farmers, over in China, were digging around in the dirt one day. Just digging. And all of a sudden, they found it. One of the greatest archaeological discoveries of modern times.
It was that army of Qin Shi Huangdi. — Call him Quincy if it is easier —who had proclaimed himself first emperor of China in 221 B.C. His Terra Cotta Army. Life size dudes, all lined up in a spectacular way. All made out of earthenware. Those farmers found this extraordinary underground treasure. And think about those dates. It had been, undisturbed, unknown, unrealized, for 2,000 years.
Big horses, and groupings, and tombs and rooms. All laid out in precision. The grandeur of the tomb he built for himself was amazing. But he was really after an elixir for everlasting life. In fact, he sent many people after the “magical herbs” which were said to exist on the three Islands of the Immortals in the East China Sea. The story goes on for days. Nonetheless. Old Quincy didn’t come up with all of this on his own. I betcha. He heard it from someone, or something. But whom? Or Who.
Yes. I love this little what-ifs in life.
Yesterday in the news, there was a report of two Airline Pilots sighting a UFO while flying. Two planes.
Both traveling over Arizona. Flying at over 30,000 feet in the air. CBS Denver reports that both planes reported the sighting and now the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released a radio broadcast of the out-of-this-world incident.
From CBS —— According to the radio logs: The Phoenix Air pilot makes the first sighting of the strange object at around 3:30 p.m. local time.
“Was anybody above us that passed us like 30 seconds ago?” the pilot asks in a tape released to the Phoenix New Times. The answer from the FAA was “negative.”
With the Learjet’s close encounter still on their minds, the FAA in Albuquerque alerts American Airlines Flight 1095 to keep an eye out for an object in the sky as they fly towards San Diego. Less than a minute after the warning, Flight 1095’s pilot radios in that his plane was just passed by the UFO.
“Yeah, something just passed over us,” the pilot reported. “I don’t know what it was, but it was at least two-three thousand feet above us. Yeah, it passed right over the top of us.” —— END from CBS
Okay then. Sneeze in the wind on THAT one.
Finally, two days ago, I was cracking eggs and harvesting the whites. Mary said, “We need to breed chickens who just lay the egg whites.” I laughed, and responded, “In all the years I have been cracking open eggs, I have never broken one without a yolk inside. I am pretty sure it is impossible. Scientifically, I don’t think it would work.”
The very — I SAID VERY — NEXT morning, I cracked an egg into a bowl. There was no yolk inside. No yolk inside.
I dropped my shells.
Today, believe in the magic.
Believe in the miracle.
And believe me….
It is okay to drop those shells.
“The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.”
― Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles
“The story you choose to tell isn’t always the story you believe.”
― Nova Ren Suma, Imaginary Girls
“We always vilify what we don’t understand.”
― Nenia Campbell, Horrorscape