When Worlds Collide.
After experiencing a moment that can only be described as magical (and miraculous, mysterious, mystifying) then a person would be amiss if they didn’t share it.
So, having just experienced that magical (and miraculous, mysterious, mystifying) moment I am taking time to write about it.
However, when writing about a moment of magic (and miracle, mystery, mysticism) it is important that your opening line be one that causes awe and wonder.
After 15 minutes of mental wrestling over that perfect opening line, I finally settled on those three words…which I will write again for those who are unable to figure out what three words I am talking about.
When. Worlds. Collide.
It sounds so ominous, yet impressive and thought-provoking. And, quite honestly, I was surprised at myself for coming up with such a powerful phrase…until I realized that I had heard it before. But, where?
“'When Worlds Collide' is a 1933 science fiction novel co-written by Philip Wylie and Edwiin Balmer…Sven Bronson, a South African astronomer, discovers that a pair of rogue planets, Bronson Alpha and Bronson Beta, will soon enter the solar system. The larger one, Alpha, will pass close enough to cause catastrophic damage. Eight months later, after swinging around the Sun, Alpha will return to pulverize the Earth…”
…Blah, Blah, Blah.
It’s not quite as spectacular as my moment, but I can see how some might find their little cosmic drama intriguing.
Anyways, in life…collisions happen.
Of course, not all collisions are bad and, of those that are, very few actually involve the total annihilation of our planet
The one I just experienced was a good collision. And by good collision, I don’t mean the one where you get run over by an 18-wheeler carrying dairy products which leads to an out-of-court settlement that provides your family with a life-time supply of yogurt.
No. I’m talking about that moment when two seemingly unrelated elements, surprisingly, come together to produce something amazing.
You see, last Monday I began my Wii Fit exercise routine (again), working primarily on flexibility and core strength. *Note: Exercise Routine = Earth.
On Thusday, I was reading the paper (again), working primarily on reading and comprehension. Eventually, I came across an article about marketing. It was short and filled with easy words…so I read it. *Note: Marketing Article = Rogue Planet.
Well as a result, unbeknownst to me, that rogue planet was now on a collision course with my earth. And today…it hit. But, instead of destruction it brought life and purpose!
The newspaper article was about KFC’s latest campaign to advertise on butts!
And it got me thinking. (Insert joke about Timmy thinking about women’s butts here).
What amazing timing! I just happen to have a series of short videos that I need to creatively promote and, as a result of Wii Fit, I now have a buttocks that is definitely billboard material.
So, here is the result of this epic collision:
Is that awesome, or what!
And while we’re at it...this is for my friends at Connecting Now. Be sure and check their awesome advice column!
You’re welcome, Lisa.
*Editor's Note: Connecting Now responded to my post with a Re"butt"al. Check it out HERE.
Have a good one,