Pythian Games

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Scavenger Hunt

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(inspired by Mad Challenge – headlines collage)

Kerry Vincent (c) 2008

Life is like a Scavenger Hunt.  I go around collecting experiences, taking them home, dumping them out, seeing what I found.  I put a little bit of everything in my bag:  good, bad, silly, weird stuff no one else has any use for.  I recycle the bits and pieces and try to make something new. 

“Knock-knock” on a neighbor’s door.  “Do you have any sad stories to spare?  Some old memories you’re tired of dragging around?  Disapointments you’d like to forget?  Any slightly-used jokes?  I don’t mind second-hand material.  Got some characters getting on your nerves?  Dump ’em right here in my sack; I’ll find a way to use them.  Tired of your old routine?   I can help.  Timing is everything.

I’ll haul anything away, no questions asked.  I can make something out of almost nothing.  My bag can hold more than you can imagine.  What do I do with all this junk?  Take it back to the party, see what the other players found.  Mix it all up, make something new.  What’s the prize?  I don’t know.  Don’t really care.  I just like playing the game.  

Written by kvwordsmith

March 16, 2008 at 2:22 pm

8 Responses

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  1. What a fabulous response Kerry. I would most certainly offer you some things to take away.

    Heather Blakey

    March 16, 2008 at 9:43 pm

  2. A very cool take on the challenge, Kerry.


    March 16, 2008 at 11:57 pm

  3. Too true, and even more so on bad nights!!Fran


    March 17, 2008 at 12:46 pm

  4. I’m with Gail, a very interesting take on the challenge. Fab 😉


    March 17, 2008 at 1:19 pm

  5. I enjoyed that Kerry – a very poignant response.


    March 17, 2008 at 6:14 pm

  6. All – when I was looking for headlines in a Smithsonian Magazine, I came across a story about comic Phyllis Diller’s joke file – a big old 1955 metal filing cabinet, like in the library before computers. She said, “I’m responsible for my own material.” Somehow, that led to this.
    PS – As a kid, I loved scavenger hunts…I’d go on one now, but my neighbors already wonder about me!


    March 17, 2008 at 8:22 pm

  7. I love this, Kerry. This is also a neat outlook on life!


    March 17, 2008 at 11:12 pm

  8. This is fascinating and could lead to all kinds of creative thoughts, Kerry.


    March 18, 2008 at 12:23 am

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