Carpe Diem – Mystery

Today the theme at Carpe Diem is Mystery. It’s all around us. The mysteries of technology, and how we’re able to communicate with millions in the click of a publish button on a blog. Or at least communicate with the three people who might read this post. 🙂

I’m in thrall of technology. We often complain about the distraction of our Smartphones, Twitter, Faceboook, the Internet. With good reason. Sometimes we’d do well to put aside our machines, and sit across the table with a loved one, an acquaintance, a child or a stranger, and enjoy a face to face conversation. Each one of us knows whether we ought to do more of that. It’s a matter of balance, isn’t it?

But the mystery surrounding the ability to connect with people around the globe – in an instant – is thrilling.

I’m very fortunate to live in a rural area. I have the best of both worlds. I have technology at my fingertips and the natural world all around me. The mysteries of nature, of course are unrivaled. I plant seeds in early spring and harvest food a month or so later. That is a mystery I try to solve every year. Which seeds will bear the greatest bounty of lettuce, tomatoes, beans and kale. Every year it’s different. Unraveling the mysteries – that is life!

I’ve talked too much today. Here are a couple of haiku on the theme: mystery.

Credit: thriftyfun.com

Credit: thriftyfun.com

the earth’s crust
a buried seed emerges
mystery of renewal

night-blooming jasmine
an insight triggered
mystery solved

Thanks for reading!

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