Friday, June 4, 2010

Camping with Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson decide to take a break from solving mysteries and decided that they needed to go on a camping trip.  While at camp, they drink up and have a hearty meal before packing it in for a relaxing night under the stars.

Some hours later, Sherlock wakes up and nudges his trusty friend.

"Watson... wake up.  Look up at the sky and tell me what you see."

Watson, still in a slight daze stares up at the sky and says, "I see millions of beautiful stars."

"And what does that tell you, Watson.", Sherlock pressed on.

Watson thought for a second and looked at Sherlock and said, "Well...  Astronomically, it tells me that there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets.  Astrologically, it tells me that Saturn is in Leo.  Horologically, it tells me that it's approximately a quarter past 2 AM.  Theologically, it tells me that God is omnipotent and we are all small and insignificant.  Meterorolgically, it tells me that w may have a beautiful day tomorrow.  Why?  What does it tell you?"

Sherlock looks at Watson and takes in all that he has said.

"Watson, you never cease to amaze me.  You were able to gather all that information yet you missed the one thing that is right under your nose."

"And what's that?" Watson asked.

"Watson, you idiot!  It tells me that someone has stolen our tent!"

2 comments:

I like your post. It is very detail..keep posting mate

I saw Sherlock Holmes and couldn’t resist checking it out. This is a great story . It fits perceptions and it may be a subtle difference, but Watson shows it is also about perspectives.Love it.

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