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An Idealized Version Of A Snowball Fight

Kelly Conaboy | January 17, 2013 - 10:30 am

Imagine that you are not at your desk, or that you are not at your apartment, or that you are not sitting by the pool using your cruise ship’s wifi or wherever you might be. (If you are in the last place, though, you may want to opt out of this exercise. This exercise is intended for those wishing to meditiate and transport themselves to an idealized version of a snowball fight, and although a cruise may not be everyone’s favorite type of vacation it is certainly much better than being at work, and certainly much better than even the best snowball fight. Why are you on your computer right now anyway? You seem terrible. We don’t want you here, go away.) Imagine instead that you are somewhere in the world surrounded by beautiful strangers, each of them bedecked in fashionable and useful snow gear. Look down at yourself — you too are bedecked in the same. All around you, as far as you can see, the earth is covered in clean, fluffy snow. “What’s going on here?” you wonder, but before you can even attempt to answer the question yourself the first snowball is thrown. “Oh, it’s a snowball fight!” you realize. “Am I too old to be in a snowball fight? Isn’t everyone here too old to be in a snowball fight?” When you see multiple cameras shooting the action you come to the conclusion that the answer is both yes and no — yes, you are, everyone is, and no, no one is too old for any stunt when a video going viral on the ‘net is at stake. You pick up some snow and pack it into a tight ball and throw. It hits a lovely someone — your next love? Ah, you don’t even have time to consider that right now, you’re having too much fun in this beautiful snowball fight!

Breathe. Close your eyes. Open your eyes. Go get a coffee. Maybe go to the bathroom if you have to. You’re not in a snowball fight. I don’t know what you’re doing, but I can reasonably guess that you are not in a snowball fight because you are reading a computer. Namaste. (Via ViralViral.)