due to my utter lack of any sense of direction
i am always a bit shocked
when someone asks me how to get somewhere
and i do wonder….
“you’ll get lost and then you’ll find it.”
-mark darrah, ‘a catalogue of common people’
image credit: purple clover
when looking for me
directions will lead you here
right to my doorstep.
“fate pulls you in different directions.”
one saturday night in 2012, a search party was organized in iceland to hunt for a woman who had apparently failed to return to her tour bus. but the twist? she had. she became part of the search party looking for her, unaware that she was the subject of everyone’s concern.
the tour bus in question had stopped near iceland’s eldgja canyon and the woman in question took the opportunity to go freshen up and change clothes.
when she reboarded the bus, the rest of the passengers didn’t realize it was her. instead, they became alarmed that she’d gone missing. the driver waited for an hour before the police were called.
things escalated. a search of the area took place, joined by around 50 people, some in vehicles, many on foot. the coast guard was alerted, and the search went on for several hours.
it wasn’t until three in the morning that the truth became apparent: that the woman everyone thought was missing was actually helping them in the search. once she realized she was the missing tourist, she informed the police. the search was called off.
moral of the story? it’s always worth properly counting the number of people on a tour bus. no matter what they happen to be wearing.
“not only do I not know what’s going on,
i wouldn’t know what to do about it if i did”
– george carlin
it’s been a week filled with
lots of ‘lost’
some measure of ‘found’
find something i wasn’t looking for
and didn’t know i was missing
and so it goes
using the sesame street approach
blending the good news with the bad
all leading to
of this past time
as my way of life
that at least i know
where my teeth are.