Sole Mates and Mystery

There is no such thing as an ordinary object. Things are filled with secrets.
I lost a slipper in the washing machine. I put both in. I was sure of it. But when I opened the washing machine lid a half hour later, there was only one, one purple slipper. It was all about the washer. I knew it! There is a conspiracy amongst all washing machines. They concentrate on socks and in my case, slippers. It’s an attempt to make us feel we are going mad. Then they will take over the world.
But it may be not such a bad thing. They (the army of lost socks and their fellow conspirators, slippers) would probably do a better job of running the world than we humans…at least they have more soles.
Rumi said, “Wherever you stand, be the soul of that place.” But how do you do that with only one slipper?
There is no such thing as an ordinary object. Things are filled with secrets. 
I lost a slipper in the washing machine.  I put both in. I was sure of it.  But when I opened the washing machine lid a half hour later, there was only one, one purple slipper. It was all about the washer. I knew it! There is a conspiracy amongst all washing machines.  They concentrate on socks and in my case, slippers.  It's an attempt to make us feel we are going mad.  Then they will take over the world.  
But it may be not such a bad thing. They (the army of lost socks and their fellow conspirators, slippers) would probably do a better job of running the world than we humans...at least they have more soles. 
Rumi said, “Wherever you stand, be the soul of that place.” But how do you do that with only one slipper?