The investment

This is my somewhat belated contribution to the three word wednesday web meme. For more information go here.

Johann had the question tied down and answered before any of the other canditates had even had time to think through its implications. That was his way. He never left any room for doubt. Maybe, that was why he wasn't all that popular among his fellow students, especially in these days when openness of mind and doubting everything were the prevailing fashion in academic circles. But he had always been a fan of the old school. He knew what the thought and he thought what he knew. That, for him, was reality. Until... Until he picked up this instrument sitting on his desk. In just one small minute his whole universe was blown open. His mind still reeledat the discovery. A tube, a few mirrors, some coloured glass. It all seemed so simple. It could be explained scientifically, logically. But the moment he picked up this instrument, he forgot all about scientific explanations. Logic melted into the beauty of creativity he couldn't even begin to understand. Worse still, he didn't want to begin to understand. He just wanted to marvel. And his paper remained blank. Right up to the very last minutes of the exam. And all that Johann managed to scribble down in the end was the word "mystery."

Scott watched Johann leave the room amazement written all over his face. Never in his wildest dreams could he have imagined his small investment paying off such wonderful dividends. The job was his. Johann was confounded. All because of a cheap 2 pound kaleidoscope.


Very devious! I really enjoyed this Paul, what a clever idea. JC

26 July 2007 at 21:52  

Welcome to 3WW, Paul.

I never would have guessed where this one was going. Kaleidoscopes. They're like those blasted 3-D pictures. Very entrancing :)

27 July 2007 at 00:17  

Logic melted into the beauty of creativity he couldn't even begin to understand.

Love that line :)

I got right away that it was a Kaleidoscope... and I love that, like a little kid, he was entranced :)

27 July 2007 at 04:12  

Hope you move beyond dabbling. This was great. Welcome to 3WW.

I remember the kaleidoscopes I had as a kid... I played with them until they fell apart from overuse. They were amazing.

27 July 2007 at 07:56  

I was entranced as Johann was. Good job. :)

Thanks for stopping by.



27 July 2007 at 13:19  

Kaleidoscopes are magical, aren't they? Thanks for the great read!

27 July 2007 at 14:19  

The thing was at the tip of my tongue until I reached the last word. Hahaha! Lovely.

27 July 2007 at 18:52  

Crazy! In Firefox browser, everything looks fine, but in IE I see the html code glitch. First my blog now this! lol

27 July 2007 at 19:25  

Very cool story! Scott's the MAN! :)

31 July 2007 at 18:29  

oh oh great!!! isnt it wonderful when you find something so beautiful and creative that you cant put it into words!

3 August 2007 at 21:38  

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