The mysterious universe and the iPod
It is said the universe works in mysterious ways and it’s even more mysterious when you unexpectedly get what you want. Books like The Secret explain this phenomenon as a quasi religious experience brought about by ‘the laws of attraction’. Science argues that random events create a logical outcome.
So how does this work in practice?
Recently, my son asked for an iPod for his birthday. I said it was unlikely I’d grant his wish as he had several electronic devices and he didn’t need any more.
Enter mysterious universe
Over the past few days I’ve been attending a conference in Austin, Texas. At its conclusion, the organisers awarded prizes. One was for the person who’d travelled the farthest to attend. Since I’d travelled from Tasmania I beat everyone else by 400 miles.
What was the prize?
I gave it to my son and explained how I got it. He was incredulous that the object of his desire had materialised right before him. He thanked me nonetheless.
The universe can (and really does) work in mysterious ways.
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About the author
Sue Bell is an entertainment writer and author of Backpacked: A mostly true story, Beat Street and When Dreamworks came to Stanley.