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#MicroblogMondays 131: Would You Peek?

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There is a town in England that has a box of prophecies, kept in a secret location near the Panacea Museum.  That fact is just a small portion of a larger article about a ritual held at the museum last December, but I kept scrolling back and forth, trying to digest every morsel of information about this box.

How could they not open it?

Regardless of how you feel about the contents inside, whether you think they’re true or random blatherings, how could people continue to let time pass without reading the predictions?  What if we never declare the bishops in crisis and the box gets lost?  Or the box is opened hundreds of years from now and the contents have disintegrated?

Who is hiding the box?  And is there a contingency plan if something ever happens to that person?

Aren’t you curious about the contents of the box?  Would you want to know the prophecies?

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27 comments

1 Nabanita { 02.27.17 at 5:16 am }

If I was in charge of the box, I would have opened it. That’s how curious I am of such things.

2 Vaibhav { 02.27.17 at 5:41 am }

I would too. It’s better to know and deal with it, rather than fear the unknown.

3 Raven { 02.27.17 at 5:47 am }

I would have opened it too…what if when they do get around to opening it, it’s too late? Then they will never know. It takes all my strength not to peek at the presents under the tree, so there is no way I could leave alone a box of prophecies!

4 Turia { 02.27.17 at 6:47 am }

I would definitely be on the side of “open the box!” What good is a prophecy if you can’t find it if it’s come true or not?

5 Anamika Agnihotri { 02.27.17 at 7:38 am }

I would be curious about the box but I would prefer letting the prophecies be hidden in it. I cannot take any more doom’s day theories. Better to be in the dark about the future so that the present can be made beautiful and future can be filed with hope.

6 Different Shores { 02.27.17 at 8:00 am }

I certainly would want to open the box. I want to know everything about the future, including the date of my own death and those around me (well maybe not my own but the others would be useful). Beats me why they wouldn’t open the box, though. Thanks for hosting MMs, Mel, I love this community. Apologies for never being “micro”, though…. I will be micro one week, in the future! (I cannot prophesize when exactly, alas…).

7 Charlotte { 02.27.17 at 8:39 am }

How can you hide something for a specific reason when you don’t know exactly what it is you are hiding? It seems someone should know something, right?!
That being said, I’m not one who needs to peak or know about such things. Especially if they don’t apply to me directly. But even with things like presents and such I don’t have the need/want to know ahead of time.

8 Traci York { 02.27.17 at 9:03 am }

I’d have that box open so fast… LOL

9 Risa Kerslake { 02.27.17 at 9:19 am }

Oh I would have opened that box! I’m way too impatient not to. 🙂

10 Ashley { 02.27.17 at 11:02 am }

This sounds like the plot to some mystery movie ala The Da Vinci Code or National Treasure – open the box and untold disasters unfold. I would certainly be tempted to open the box but I probably wouldn’t for two reasons. One, I’m a rule follower (for the most part) and I would want to follow the rules. The second reason would be similar to what another commenter mentioned, in hoping to keep doomsday predictions and the like at bay. I envision this box akin to Pandora’s and thus best left alone. 😉

11 Shilpa { 02.27.17 at 11:41 am }

The curiosity in me wants to open the box asap.

12 Modern Gypsy { 02.27.17 at 12:11 pm }

I would have surely opened the box! I can’t contain my curiosity, at all!

13 Parul Thakur { 02.27.17 at 12:12 pm }

I would be curious but I am also someone who follows rules. So, I may not be curious enough to open it 🙂

14 Shail { 02.27.17 at 12:16 pm }

This is really intriguing. Oh yes, I want to know what’s in the box, like yesterday! That’s how curious I am. 😀

15 Journeywoman { 02.27.17 at 12:17 pm }

I’d open the gorram box. (Firefly reference)

That being said it puts me in mind of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and how much trouble was in the hall of prophecy.

16 Laurel Regan, CZT { 02.27.17 at 12:40 pm }

I don’t want to know the future. The present is challenging enough. 🙂

17 Mrs T { 02.27.17 at 12:51 pm }

I don’t personally need to open the box but I’d like to know that someone has, to preserve it and to tell us when the prophecies came true or not!

18 Ana { 02.27.17 at 1:57 pm }

I hate the idea of not ever knowing—that the papers would all decay and be lost forever. So I’d want to open and record it all.

19 Charlotte { 02.27.17 at 2:14 pm }

How can you hide something for a specific reason when you don’t know exactly what it is you are hiding? It seems someone should know something, right?!
That being said, I’m not one who needs to peak or know about such things. Especially if they don’t apply to me directly. But even with things like presents and such I don’t have the need/want to know ahead of time.

20 Anitha { 02.27.17 at 2:27 pm }

This reminds me of Pandora’s Box. So although I would really like to know what’s in the box, I’m hesitant about opening it!

21 Stephanie (Travelcraft Journal) { 02.27.17 at 2:36 pm }

What. I have never heard of this, and now I’m dying to know what’s inside! Is there a plan to open it at some point? I may become obsessed with this too.

22 Amber { 02.27.17 at 5:01 pm }

How old is this box of prophecies? I can’t help but wonder how it’s known that it is a box of prophecies in the first place. I mean, someone has to have looked in order to know that’s what’s in the box, right??? Very interesting for sure!

23 em { 02.27.17 at 5:07 pm }

Open. A whole box of prophesies that were written by some past person or people? It’s like an archeology dig without the dust.

24 torthúil { 02.27.17 at 6:23 pm }

I haven’t read the linked website, but yes I’d read the prophecies. I don’t really see the point of having prophecies if you don’t know what they are. Isn’t that pretty much the same as not having any prophecies?

25 Jess { 02.27.17 at 8:19 pm }

Aaaaah, Pandora’s box! Or maybe the Ark of the Covenant from Indiana Jones… I am glad I am not in charge of such things because the curiosity would kill me. Possibly literally.

26 Mali { 02.27.17 at 8:32 pm }

I kind of like the idea that someone’s secret prophecies are being kept and respected. Opening the box destroys the secret forever. I think I want it kept closed. (And I’m terrible at secrets, so this answer – which only came to me as I typed it – surprises me!)

27 Lori Lavender Luz { 02.28.17 at 11:12 am }

Call me Pandora.

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