Tag Archives: mystery

make way for the answer.


when you

arrive at work in the dark

leave work in the light

go to get in your car

noticing that you’ve parked

in front of a cool old rusty thing and a bone 

and you wonder what the story is.


“to respect a mystery is to make way for the answer.”
― criss jami



hard to tell from this shot

but these benches

were sitting

back to back

slanted at a downward angle

on the side of a hill.

is this a geometry puzzle?

is this a statement?

is this art?

is this science?

is this_______?


“if the track is tough and the hill is rough, THINKING you can just ain’t enough!”

-shel silverstein


two shoes.


and what was just one shoe

perched up high

has now grown to two shoes


the only thing missing is the wearer

hopefully not sitting

perched here

 tomorrow morning. 

“comfortable shoes and the freedom to leave are the two most important things in life.”

-shel silverstein

scream 2 – electric bugaloo.


when the guts of my electronic car key

mysteriously disappeared a month ago

after having coffee with my friend

i searched everywhere

and tried to consider every possible scenario

wondering how the insides came out

and where they went

between the time i had coffee

and the time i returned to my car.

flash ahead to now –

i finally surrendered

went to the dealer

 showed them the empty fob

to get their opinion

said they had never seen anything like it before 

 gave me the number to contact their corporate headquarters

to get them to cover a replacement

when i got home

i was cleaning out my office/art studio/room of fun

 putting away a gift

that my same coffee friend had returned with from ireland 

 it was put in a bag from a local store

wrapped in tissue paper

as i went to throw out the bag

i pulled out the tissue

tipped over the bag

(that held the gift i had opened before but not yet put away)


out fell

a small black and red item

i took a closer look

there was the missing inside piece from my key.

it had been returned to me through some twist of fate

literally fell right into my hands

in much the same sudden and unexpected manner

that it had disappeared

one month and one country later.

“i find that, usually, answers present themselves. they are not hidden under rocks or camouflaged among trees. answers are right there, in front of our eyes. but if you haven’t cause to look, then of course you will probably never find them.”
-cecelia ahern





my key fob missing its insides and screaming.

me looking for the insides of my key fob and screaming.

went to have coffee with my friend

locked up my car

put my key in my pocket

when i returned to the car

all i had left of my electronic key

was the empty screaming shell pictured above 

insides were nowhere to be found 

used the key/shell in the car door 

and the panic button screamed nonstop

with no electronics to turn it off

 until my car started

each and every time

a bit dumbfounded

as key fob was still in one piece

in my pocket

found a tiny screw missing in back

somehow it had

unscrewed itself

fallen out

opened itself up 

insides popped out

closed itself back up

and was empty 

like it never happened

interesting scenario

luckily i have daughters

with my keys all over the place

and my car has stopped screaming 

but my old key fob still looks upset. 

“the universe is like a safe to which there is a combination.

but the combination is locked up in the safe.”

-peter de vrie

credit: edvard munch – the scream




today we found a beautiful flower that survived

under the snow and ice and rain and arctic temperatures of january.

 were very surprised.

it must be enchanted.


“the only words that ever satisfied me as describing nature

are the terms used in fairy books, charm, spell, enchantment.

they express the arbitrariness of the fact and its mystery.”
-g. k. chesterton




headed off to the puzzle house 

to try out an ‘escape room adventure’

just going in was a bit scary

and i thought

we might have to escape right away



eight of us

ventured in


read a story

memorized details

then used

codes that we had to translate and crack

 black lights

a laser

a microscope

a tangram puzzle

a piñata head

hidden and found things




wild guesses









a lot of darkness

and a little bit of wit


we had one hour and made it through two rooms

never got into the third


what an adventure


eight of us ventured back out.



“there are always wonderful mysteries to confront.”

-david e.

it’s very important to have the right clothing to exercise in. If you throw on an old t-shirt or sweats, it’s not inspiring for your workout. – cheryl tiegs


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just wondered

not judging

why the guy

working out

next to me today

was wearing




dress shirt

tucked into

belted dress pants?

maybe a sudden inspiration on his way home from work?

maybe in case he runs into the boss?

maybe told someone he was going somewhere else?

maybe dressing to impress?

maybe i have no idea


it is one of

life’s interesting little

unsolved mysteries.

image credit: google images