Sunday, July 20, 2008

It's All An Illuuuuusion

See that space between those two mountains?

Aha! There IS no space.

THAT, my friends, is a mirage.

It's hard to tell in the picture, but in person, that space looks like a pool of water. A shimmery blue pool of water. What it actually is? Just more mountain. In fact, this small mountain range goes clear across this entire picture and even the little space on the right side of the picture doesn't really exist. It's also a mirage.

No wonder those people in the desert always got so screwed, walking for hours and even days toward something that looked like an oasis. Eyes playing tricks on them. Throats dry from no liquidy treats. Thinking they could reach out and touch it because it looked so close.

It's sort of like my looking at a Hostess Twinkie thinking it's a carrot, and that by eating it I will not have added another pound to my already generous hips. Damn that mirage-like trickery!


Real Live Lesbian said...

Wow, I've never seen a mirage before...only that watery look on the road.

Now, see if you can get us some anti-mirage glasses! My hips need 'em!

~**Dawn**~ said...

That. Is. So. Cool.