This event actually occurred here. I truly believe this island is magical. Enjoy, especially the end.. We lost a great one this week…. Hold your breath, make a wish, count to 3….
The morning walk at mile marker 43.5 was free of wind, or so it was witnessed by several. A casual morning walk of the acclaimed Mouse would turn into much, much more. The trash cans were out, as they usually were the morning after a pick up, but what was about to happen was a pick up unlike any other that has been seen on this island.
The trash cans were empty, the air was still, and there were 3 lined up together as no doubt the residents probably partied like it was 1999 the weekend before. The first one did not move, nor did the last one. It was the one in the middle for which we dedicate this tale of magic and mystery.
As if on cue, the middle trash can was blown into the air, end over end into the August morning. It landed on Route 12 as you knew it would, just as a semi-tractor trailer ran over it, causing the driver to slam on the brakes and look for the immediate cause of this vandalous act.
Were there witnesses to corroborate this story? You bet there were. In addition to the driver, there were 2 morning joggers out to beat the heat and start their vacation day with a bang. Little did they know when they left their beach house that they would encounter an event so mystifying as to have them question the very fabric of their reality. Perhaps next year they will stick with the Jersey Shore where it is safe.
It is said that the next 45 minutes were spent trying to wrench away the trash can from underneath the truck. Certainly this trash can thought it found a new home. The driver continued to look for retribution for this heinous act, as there had to be a mad early morning trash can throwing fool on the loose. But that was not to be.
The can was retrieved, the driver went on his way delivering his goods, the joggers finished their run whilst questioning their own existence, and Mouse was walked to completion back on Park Rd., oblivious to the miracle she had just witnessed.
What is to be made of this? Is there a secret wind tunnel vortex that exists at Mile Marker 43.5? Is this a portal to another existence, where the seafood tastes better and the tourists all take the bypass inland to Myrtle Beach? Is this another mode of transportation a.k.a the railroad to Hogwarts? This would explain how Mick can go to Canada and back for months at a time without appearing to have aged a day. Is Mouse really a dog? Could she be a 65 year old alien that frequents this plane only to rule the humans and beg for biscuits?
Certainly this bears a further investigation. Could we have stumbled across the greatest discovery of mankind since they invented the crème filled donut? Or have we found a gateway to another dimension where time slows down, even if the speeding cars passing the Pea Island Art Gallery do not?
The easiest thing to do here is to laugh it off as a mere figment of imagination, but that would be a mistake. There is more to this story, and the Nook intends to get to the bottom of it. Let it be no mistake that the passing of a legend this week may hold the answer to the riddle. We will let Gene take it from here. More to come…..
Come with me and you’ll be in a world of pure imagination
Take a look and you’ll see into your imagination
We’ll begin with a spin traveling in the world of my creation
What we’ll see will defy explanation
If you want to view paradise simply look around and view it
Anything you want to, do it
Want to change the world?
There’s nothing to it
There is no life I know to compare with pure imagination
Living there you’ll be free if you truly wish to be