I want to know

By Rosie Moore

Why a bird can fly but I can’t?

What is in a little pill that makes my body react?

How can my grandson talk to me on my cell phone from Scotland?

Why do bodies become allergic to certain properties in the air and on the ground?

Why do good people die young and bad people live to a ripe, old age?

How can a meteorologist tell what the weather’s going to be for seven days?

What do they put into cat food that helps diminish their hair balls?

The answers to these questions are obvious, especially in this technical and digital age. Back in the forties and fifties people were just beginning to realize the stupendous knowledge that was forthcoming in their times. Actually, perhaps they were curious since the beginning of time. Think of the cavemen who discovered the wheel and fire.

Wouldn’t we look silly, flying through the air with our heavy bodies? Bumping into each other? We have no wings unless our arms would substitute for wings, but we would soon fall to the earth.

I am a knitter and one time when I was knitting my yarn became snarled. When I untangled it I noticed that a strand of yarn was made up of miniature strands, no wider than a strand of my hair. How can that be?

The time to start is when we’re young. Study whatever interests you. Be filled with wonder, and the answers will come into your brain like a light bulb. There’s a reason for everything and intelligent people down through the ages were prone to find out the possibilities in their realm, and we will pass them along to future generations.

I do know one thing, I will never, ever be on the television show “Jeopardy!”

 

Thought for the day: The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.   Norman Vincent Peale

 

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