Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Golden Triangle of Destiny

Coming home from a business trip, I went in to say goodnight to the girls. Lila was already asleep. Bronwen gives me a hug from her top bunk and whispers "I missed you, Daddy." As my heart melts, the following exchange occurs:
D: I missed you too, Bronwen.
B: Where were you?
D: I was in Minnesota.
B: Did you see Mel?*
D: Yes, I saw Mel. We had a meeting this morning. We talked about clues, but we didn't find the Golden Triangle of Destiny.*
B: Where was it?
D: We didn't find it.
B: Oh, but where is it?
D: It's in the wilderness.
B: Where is that?
D: Minnesota Mel thinks that the Golden Triangle of Destiny is somewhere in the vast wilderness of the mountains of North Carolina.
B: Oh, where is that?
D: You know where the mountains of North Carolina are, you've been there before. Remember?
B: Yes. We went through the woods at the mountain house. Is the Golden Triangle of Destiny there?
D: It very well could be.
B: Oh. Does it have sparkly jewels on it?
D: I don't know. I think it does, but Minnesota Mel showed me some clues that indicate that it's just plain, without any jewels.
B: Well, I think it does have shiny jewels on it. Can we look for it?
D: Absolutely. I think the next time we go to the mountains of North Carolina, we'll have to explore the vast wilderness to see if we can find it.
* For those in the audience who are not regular viewers of Sesame Street, Minnesota Mel is SS's version of Indiana Jones, whose quest is to find the Golden Triangle of Destiny.

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