Dancing with the Centaur


  • "It was more fun to run the risk of being foolish than to watch 'Dancing with the Stars.' Imagination is more important than Knowlege."

That misspelled word means it is "Time" for a little imagination.

The title and use of the words “Dancing with the Stars” along with Gypsy Magic has always intrigued me. Then Mr. Fenn said the following that got me wondering if there is a hint in all of this:

  • “After four or five times the spankings began to work for me, but I’m not sure Skippy ever learned; maybe he was turning Alpha.”

  • “There isn’t a human trail in very close proximaty to where I hid the treasure.”

I initially thought the misspelled “proximaty” aberration was hinting to “maty” (as in pirate) or “mity” as (Walter Mitty). Then when I took notice when he used the word “alpha” three times in his memoir, along with all the mirror and “twin” talk in his recent Bullet scrapbook.

Mr. Fenn said we should have a system and the closest star to our solar system is Proxima Centauri along with the twin star system Alpha and Beta Centauri. These stars are in Casiopia, the constalation recognizable as an "M" or "W" in the sky made more common in popular culture by the movie, The Green Mile when Coffey points at the sky at what appears to be Cassiopeia and says to Paul Edgecomb (played by Tom Hanks), "Look boss! It's Cassie, the lady in the rockin' chair!" Cassiopeia has been variously portrayed throughout her history as a constellation. In Persia, she was drawn by al-Sufi as a queen holding a staff with a crescent moon in her right hand, wearing a crown, as well as a two-humped camel. Could this be the same cresent moon that Mr. Fenn has in his book The Thrill of the Chase?

The WISE telescope was instrumental in finding other nearby star systems near Alpha Centauri. Centauri is the name of the star system and that word is almost exactly the same as centaur. Does this all hint that "if you've been wise" to the three wise men and kings that followed the star to something really special? If so we just need to find that star.

The centaur is a mythological creature. Its head, arms, and chest are those of a human and the rest of its body, including four legs, hindquarters, and a tail is like that of a horse.

I just wonder is one was to run across a centaur or "the lady in the rock'n chair" if they would get excited?

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