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get out.

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an attempted escape

this time from a speakeasy

one hour

eight people

 combining our

wits/skills/trials and errors

right brains/left brains

fingers crossed

big, big challenges

big, big  fun.

 

“the doors of wisdom are never shut.”

-benjamin franklin

 

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solved.

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update

for those who wondered

right along with me

how i would solve 

this puzzle

when the symmetrical framing

was 

quite possibly built upside down

on a table too small to turn the puzzle

i opted

not to 

turn the table or tear down the walls or the house

instead

i accepted 

the opportunity

of  the additional challenge

offered up

and just built it upside down.

solved.

 

“creating something is all about problem-solving.”

-philip seymour hoffman

puzzled.

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that moment when you realize

after you’ve laid out 

and built the frame 

of a large detailed 1,000 piece puzzle

that you may have assembled

the perfectly symmetrical framing

upside down

with no way now to turn it without breaking it

due to the limited table size dimensions

(damn math)

and might likely have to build the whole thing upside down.

“the art of simplicity is a puzzle of complexity.”

-douglas horton

puzzled.

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headed off to the puzzle house 

to try out an ‘escape room adventure’

just going in was a bit scary

and i thought

we might have to escape right away

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but

eight of us

ventured in

and

read a story

memorized details

then used

codes that we had to translate and crack

 black lights

a laser

a microscope

a tangram puzzle

a piñata head

hidden and found things

boxes

math

logic

wild guesses

opinions

ideas

sweat

spiders

stars

moons 

crystals

locks

a lot of darkness

and a little bit of wit

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we had one hour and made it through two rooms

never got into the third

but

what an adventure

and

eight of us ventured back out.

 

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“there are always wonderful mysteries to confront.”

-david e.

always the cat remains a little beyond the limits we try to set for him in our blind folly. – andre norton

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i have such a great assistant

nacho the cat not the food

takes his place

plops down

right in the middle

 of the stones of lake superior

and

works hard

to help me

solve the puzzle

moving pieces

bumping my hand

meowing bright ideas

IMG_0857then it all just becomes a bit too exhausting

so why move

when you can just flop over

and blend in?

his work is done here.