Technology has given us many wonderful things…medical advances, men on the moon, iTunes…but for all of these amazing gifts we’ve paid a price.
It’s something we may not even notice is gone. All of our sparkling new toys distracted us while it slipped through our fingers. But mystery is gone!
And worse yet, it took a few friends with it, most notably patience and common sense…but nevertheless it must be found…and so it begins:
The Mystery of the Missing Mystery
The war waged between convenient and legitimate is never easy but always ongoing.
This is a tale as old as time, an epic battle between expectation and reality.
But not to worry I’m sure technology left us some kind of clue to recovering our loss of wonder.
I mean eventually its gotta check in somewhere…between Foursquare, Facebook’s Places, and every other GPS under the sun…and how long can it really go without a latte…Starbucks will find it.
I just don’t understand how this could have happened. I mean we’ve done everything to prevent it. It’s impossible to walk out your front door without updating your position on the globe right?
We’ve created a world where Nemo doesn’t need to be found, Hansel and Gretel don’t need their bread crumbs, Prince Charming can lift the fingerprints off the glass slipper, and it’s a wonder it took the Wicked Witch so long to track down Dorothy (and her little dog too).
How could this happen to us?!?!?
OK, let’s calm down.
We should also prepare ourselves for the worst. Mystery may not want to be found. Mystery may have (gasp) run away.
Or worse, we may have killed it. Our desire to know everything, talk to anyone, and be everywhere may have gotten the better of us.
We can only hope that with a little patience (not freaking out when someone doesn’t immediately respond to a text/phone call) and a few adjustments (they’re called answering machines, they worked fine for years) maybe mystery will come back to us.
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