On Wednesday I wrote “Words Crush Wednesday: A Lesson on Exploration,” and I challenged readers to identify an object that could be a treasure or not. So if you want to join the fun, please read that post first by clicking on the link above. 🙂
For everyone else here goes….
Dear Mystery Object,
By now, you are familiar with your status, so too am I. However, I think it’s important to address all of your potential and your disappointment. D and I found you sleeping in the creek. There you sat nuzzled between a thick of leaves and latent water. Perhaps it was your situation that gave your body luster. So D picked you up, and I stood in amazement as your parts were awed after–your body a rustic black and pasty crust of age possessed your exterior. Could you be a relic of the past? Truly I was amazed as well as she, and we both admired and wondered who abandoned you here in the deep forest.
Yet stories sometimes unfold, of a fool and her gold. And then your mystery became questionable; the hope for treasure soon sunk as a pirate’s hope turns sour. I noticed your opening; it possessed no smooth surface, but some sort of lining as though a piece might be missing, and epiphany exploded: alas, you were not a treasure, but a household plunger! A simple rubber suction cup, who has lost his handle and can no longer free plumbing traps and waste outlets of obstructions!
My you had us fooled like hunters of gold in the Old South West, we better identified with the old saying of “fool’s gold.” We felt such horror and disappointment! The germs that trampled through our unblemished hands! How could it be? No treasure?
But then came the chuckles, the giggles of two fools and tears for the unexpected joys in life. How could we have mistaken your identity? We were like two children who sat upon a bed of grass making the clouds into something they are not, but is that so bad?
So Mr. Plunger, back into the bed of leaves you go. And there you shall sit until you fool another. Yet, I should thank you for this treasured memory and your lesson: we can find joy in all things little, even when we experience the unexpected. In this case, the very unexpected! But all is forgiven, and I hope this has given our friends a nice chuckle. Best wishes for a beautiful New Year! May it be filled with many others who embrace the heart of an explorer and discover your hidden charms.