Tag Archives: mystery

Words For Things We Have No Word For {1} ~ Onism

Onism ~ The frustration of being stuck in just one body, that inhabits only one place at a time, which is like standing in front of the departures screen at an airport, flickering over with strange place names like other people’s passwords, each representing one more thing you’ll never get to see before you die—and all because, as the arrow on the map helpfully points out, you are here.

Source: https://www.dictionaryofobscuresorrows.com/

Did You Know {13} ~ Sailing Stones, U.S.A

When visitors stumbled upon scores of heavy stones that appeared to have moved across the dried lake bed of Racetrack Playa in California’s Death Valley National Park, leaving a tell-tale trail in their wake, scientists were baffled. How had so many boulders, some weighing 300kg, moved as much as 250m across this remote part of the valley, asks Quora user Farhana Khanum?

Adding to the mystery, some trails were gracefully curved, while others were straight with sudden shifts to the left or right. Who, or what, had moved the stones? A slew of theories emerged, from magnetic fields to alien intervention to dust devils to pranksters.

It took a NASA scientist to crack the case. In 2006, Ralph Lorenz developed a kitchen table model using a small rock frozen in an inch of water in a Tupperware container to demonstrate ice shove, the phenomenon behind the mysterious sailing stones.

In winter, Racetrack Playa fills with water and the lakebed’s stones become encased in ice. Thanks to ice’s buoyancy, even a light breeze can send those frozen boulders sailing across the muddy bottom of the lakebed. Stones with rough bottoms leave straight tracks, while those with smooth bottoms drift and digress. Warmer months melt the ice and evaporate the water, leaving only the stones and their mysterious trails.

People can see these sailing stones in a few locations, including Little Bonne Claire Playa in Nevada and most famously, Death Valley’s Racetrack Playa.

Poetry (2) ~ DARKNESS MAKING LOVE

Open up pandora’s box

Monotonously running away from ourselves

We know we are all hiding

The question is

Are you running from the darkness?

Or your own light?

Life can give you a box of darkness

In years to come you will realise it was a gift

Blessings in disguise

A lifetime of lies

All the schemes you devise

Time to take a step back and revise

Darkness is the place where chaos and order synergistically make love

They met and fell in love with each other

Dynamic flows of energies

The magic is in the mystery

Light is easy to love

Show me your darkness.

~DiosRaw 22/03/21