Pursuit of Wonder created an incredible short animated tale “The Nova Effect” which tells the story of a man named Eric who lost his dog Nova to a taunting rabbit while they were out walking.
After a few days, a lovely woman named Vanessa brought Nova back, which immediately led to love at first sight for her and Eric.
One day, while Eric was driving to pick up Vanessa, he got into a car accident. After being taken to the hospital and undergoing a CT scan, the doctor told Eric that he did not suffer any injury from the crash, however, they did find a small tumour in his brain. The tumour was luckily in its very early stages and could be easily removed.
Without the crash, and being taken to the hospital Eric may have not known about the tumour until it was fatal.
While Eric has had his share of bad luck, he also enjoyed a great deal of good luck that came out of it. “A short fictional story about a series of events that cause the sudden appearance of intense change in a man’s life.”
This thesis is much like the philosophy of Alan Watts, who once stated that it’s impossible to determine if the outcome of any situation will be good or bad until the future is fully realised.
“…Maybe the whole process of nature is an integrated process of immense complexity and it is really impossible to tell whether anything that happens in it is good or bad because you never know what will be the consequences of the misfortune or you never know what will be the consequences of good fortune.”