I’ve spent a large part of my career studying mysteries. Most of beliefs, disasters, healing and faith. Some of them I have come to understand, while others have eluded me. But there are mysteries that are well beyond my grasp.
The first mystery I cannot explain, and I suspect has been plaguing mankind for a long time, is the missing sock mystery. You know the one where you put two pairs of socks into the washer and when you toss them in the dryer, you assume they still are a pair? And yet when you pull them out, there is only one. I have looked everywhere for the missing sock, but never found it. I assume this type of mystery has been happening since the beginning of washing machines. Maybe even before. Perhaps it has happened since washboards or beating socks against rocks. Who knows!
Then there is the mystery of missing time. When you are bored or carrying out a task you dislike time seems to slow to a crawl. It takes forever for a minute to tick by. Yet when you are doing something you enjoy, the minute you start something time goes into warp speed and suddenly your time is up!
But perhaps the biggest mystery of all time is how can a dog know that you have bought a present for them when they aren’t with you? If you have a dog you know what I mean. You just step in the door and they know there is something waiting for them! Sure sometimes what you have may have a smell and we all know what they say about the noses of dogs, but sometimes what you buy doesn’t have a scent and still the dog knows you have something just for them. How does this happen? What do they possess that we don’t?