Diary Entries about Finding a Strange Object

Diary,

I have stumbled upon the strangest of objects while walking today. It is a tool of such odd design I have not yet come to understand its use. It was its appearance that first attracted my eye, its shiny coat and an end which was nearly invisible among the dry field. I brought it into my home, as I have a distinct fascination with objects and inventions. I am determined to find out what its purpose is.

Diary,

I have begun to examine the object to find the idea behind its creation. One end I have decided to be either the top or the bottom is a hard, solid and shiny curve. It fits just right in the palm of my hand if I hold it there. The size of its curve is enough to hold a small fist perhaps, ah—hold! It may be meant to hold something, or sit atop something? If it were meant to sit atop something I wonder what the rest of the body of the object could be meant for, however if it were meant to hold something, I would have to say that gravity would be on its side as the curve would be quite effective in containing something.

This curve of which I write is connected by some small round objects of the same material as the curve, to a tall, sturdy…how can I put this? Stick? Yes, it resembles a stick of sorts. A long, thin portion of the stick is very much the same as the material the curve is made of; shiny, hard, cool, yet straight in this instance. Whatever kind of material it is, it could be bent. Then, so suddenly this stick becomes a new material all together. It is coarse, colorful, and cracked, as if some smooth coat has been worn away.

Diary,

There are two parts to this object I have decided, as there is one point of connection. One part, the long stick is meant for one thing, and the other section, the hard curve is meant for something else. Hold. I am used to holding the long stick as I examine the object and I have come to the conclusion that its creator had the same instinct as I do. I hold the long stick and the curve is place either at the top or the bottom of the object. I believe I am right, however, in assuming that the curve is meant to hold something as well, so it should be held so that the curve is at the bottom and the long stick is at the top, in my hand.

Diary,

I was walking again after the morning showers and as I stepped out onto my porch I discovered that my walking boots were full of water and stuck in the mud! I could not pull out the boots and therefore, could not pour out the water. I was not sure what to do! Then I thought of my strange object sitting on my desk and rushed in to get it. If I could get the heavy water out of the boot I was sure I could pull the boot straight out of the mud! I held the stick, the coarse colorful piece in my hand while the hard, shiny straight piece extended just far enough to prevent my hand from becoming wet in the water. The colorful piece proved quite comfortable and fitted for my fingers. Then I plunged the hard curve right into the water and brought it back out. I was right that gravity lent a hand because the curve held the water until I overturned it and it spilled onto the ground. I continued to do this until the boots were free of water and I could pull out my boots. My strange object proved quite useful after all!