Monday, December 19, 2011

"Blind Man's Bluff"

Do you remember the games you used to play as a child? Do you remember playing Duck Duck Goose or Red Rover or Simon Says? Do you remember playing Blind Man's Bluff?

Here, I'll help you:

A group of children gather around another child, the one who is designated "It." The child who is "It" is blindfolded. He has to touch another child in order to take off the blindfold and the child he touches has to put it on and becomes "It." And sometimes they would call the game Dead Man and they would chant "Dead Man, Dead Man, come alive, come alive at the count of five. One, two, three, four, five." And at five, the child who was "It" tried to tag the others.

Do remember the game where you were "It"? And you couldn't touch anybody? And you were so scared that they had all left you, left you alone by yourself, that you took off the blindfold? And it turned out that they were just hiding and they all laughed at you for taking off the blindfold too soon?

Do you remember running away from the rest of the kids, running and hiding so that they couldn't find you? Do you remember what your parents said to you when they picked you up? Do you remember their enveloping hugs and embarassing kisses? Do you remember them telling you that there was nothing to be afraid of, that you were never going to be left alone?

No, you don't.

And you never will.

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