An Age of Miracles and Wonders
Once upon a time the Shaman of the tribe took another swig of berry juice and said, “In the far future, men will start fires with the flick of a thumb!”
The other tribesmen around the campfire said, “Sure they will.”
The Shaman continued, “The people of the far future will have meat, fruit, grain and eggs, fresh all year round! Their caves will be warm in the winter and cool in the summer! They’ll always have clean water!”
The other tribesmen said, “But of course.”
The Shaman said, “The people of the far future,” then he took another swig of berry juice and continued, “will have flameless light at midnight! They’ll see sights, and converse with friends, beyond the horizon! They will run faster than jaguars and fly higher than eagles! The people of the far future,” he said, and took another swig of berry juice, “will see the far side of the Moon!”
The other tribesmen said, “Who can doubt it?”
The Shaman’s woman arrived. She squatted down, grabbed his head, sniffed his breath, and said, “I see!” Then she grabbed him by the shoulders, stood him up, and led him staggering back to their cave to sleep it off.
Moral: What is now proved was once only imagined.