Jessie: In New Hampshire where the days are crisp and the leaves are changing.
This month we are chatting about those things that defy logic or remain shrouded in mystery. Today I wanted to ask you if you delight in those things that have no obvious explanation or do you prefer logical answers to strange occurrences?
Sherry: I can’t wait to see what everyone has to say on this topic–I’m guessing in my head who will say what. I love the unexplained and speculating on the whys and hows of something. My parents once had a minister who said, “ah the mystery of it all.” I love that philosophy.
Edith/Maddie: Sherry, I agree that there is much we don’t – and possibly can’t – know about the world. Coincidences – are they, really? The prickling of the neck that makes you whip around and avoid being hit by a moving object. I’m happy to have scientific explanations for a whole lot of occurrences earlier peoples might have chalked up to gods or spirits. But I can “Let the mystery be,” too (thank you, Iris Dement, for that song).
Barb: In my mind there are whole categories of things “we don’t know yet.” Humans are always experimenting, hypothesizing, and synthesizing knowledge. Some things we know, some we don’t. One subject I don’t think we have a handle on is the nature of time. I think our lack of understanding of how time works explains a lot of the mysterious things we experience.
Jessie: I am so interested in all of your answers! I absolutely love mulling over things that I cannot explain. Sometimes it is a greater mystery of the universe and sometimes it is the inexplicable behavior of my fellow humans! Either way, I am never without fascinating things to think about!
Liz: I LOVE this – and I love thinking about the countless stories that can be created from all the things that have no good explanation! Like Jessie says, there’s always something to think about and a corresponding rabbit hole to disappear into!
Julie: This is such a timely question for me. I’m taking a class right now, and learning about things I thought were true but aren’t. While these things are about how our brains work, and decisions are made, I love having my mind blown and pondering things I don’t understand.
Readers, what about you? Do you love the inexplicable in life or do you prefer the logical?