from Reincarnation Through Common Sense by Doug "Ten" Rose
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Just a CoIncidence
It is too late in the evening to bother him now. We all did more physical work than usual today. He’s probably resting and may even be sleeping. It seems best to just write myself a note. “Ask Bet to please look at the light tomorrow.” OK, done.
I’ll give the light switch that one last “goof flick” and go to sleep. Most folks will do the goof flick thing. You know what I mean. When something’s broken and you’ve resigned yourself to the fact that it’s not going to work, you give the switch one more flick just to show yourself that you’ve tried everything possible. Doing this makes the effort to get the thing working officially over and closes the case. I thought to myself, “No problem. Darkness is cool. Nice change of pace,” as I gave the switch a goof flick.
came on as if there was never a problem. It seemed to have fixed itself—or
wide, satisfied grin Bet looked up at my working light for longer than was
sensible and then winked at me as if he was proud of himself. He lifted his
right hand to show me the burnt out light bulb that he held in it. He shook
it next to my ear so that I could hear the tinkle of its broken filament and
then threw it in the trash bag.
that we should go uphill to visit Monk Mee. I thought it a bit late for
visteg, but was glad to be asked along. We left the light on in my cabin. It
glowed through the hole-in-the-wall window. I looked back at it in stunned
amazement. All evidence suggested that Bet had somehow replaced that light
bulb without being in the cabin.