The Fountain of Youth

The secret lies in the potential of broken bones and stitches

Kierin understands that the secret is found in “The Great Outdoors” and your imagination

There was a trail of bodies from one end of the field to the other.

Jenn wondered aloud how the parents didn’t care that kids were being flung around the field, often hitting the turf with a thump and an explosion of dried grass — kids would emerge from a cloud of dust and grass looking like they just put on their best ghillie suit. There were Dog Piles as a dozen smaller kids tackled a bigger kid to the ground — it was the live-action Lilliputians taking Gulliver down right before our eyes. I assured Jenn that the chaos is self-regulating, and it’s likely only one kid out of 20 will break a bone, suffer a cut that needs stitches, hit their head on a pole, or get knocked unconscious by the ball.



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Michael Dean Dargie

I do cool and weird shit with cool and weird people. Dad, biker, writer, speaker, artist, adventurer, doer of things, teacher of stuff.