Sunday, January 8, 2012

Thought of the day - Mysteries

Thought of the Day - Mysteries

Sherlock Holmes has planted, in the mind of every would-be detective, the idea that all mysteries can eventually be solved. We forget that he is a fictional character and his exploits have been carefully engineered. We try to emulate him. We gather up our clues. We study our suspects. We weigh up motive and opportunity. But somehow we forget that real life is illogical. There is no sensible answer to the question we find ourselves contemplating. There is just a silly one. Accept that. It is still a good answer.

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