Have you heard this story about Sherlock Holmes before?
Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson went on a camping trip. After well-prepared meal and a bottle of wine they lay down for the night and went to sleep in their tent. Some hours later Holmes woke and nudged his faithful friend.
He said to Watson. “Watson look up and tell me what you see”
Watson replied “I see me then billions of stars”.
“What does that tell you Holmes enquired?” Watson pondered for a minute then replied
“Astronomically it tells me that there are millions of the galaxies and potentially billions of planets
Astrologically I observed that Saturn is in Leo.
Horologically I deduce that the time is approximately a 3:15am.
Theologically I can see that God is all powerful and we are small and insignificant.
Meteorologically I suspect it will have a beautiful day tomorrow. What does it tell you Sherlock? Holmes was silent for a minute and then spoke.
“Watson you idiot , someone has stolen our tent”.
While it's obviously just a joke it does also have an interesting thought behind it. If you are so engrossed in one way of thinking then perhaps you may miss something that is right under your nose !
Often the solution is right before us but we just do not have our eyes open enough to see it.
So, you don't always need to think like a detective!