Lex: It's funny. All those gIobal treasure hunts
and cave excavations and the secret of Veritas
was so much closer than I thought.

Assistant: I suppose it's poetic (as in strange?)in a way.
Most things we spend our lives
searching for usually are right in front of us.

There's a common idiom "poetic justice", which is when someone deserving of punishment gets the perfect punishment by accident.
Thanks, Vorpar!