Once upon a time in social media. And other social Media DOHs!

Once upon a time in social media part one

by Stan Faryna

Once upon a time, a boy and girl went into an wardrobe and found themselves in a fairy tale. They emerged from a burrow of moss and jasmine and found themselves looking out upon a grassy overlook. Nearby, a black unicorn pranced to the delight of half-foot-tall, laughing faeries. The little people worked as they laughed; they wove a garland of fragrant, pink peonies for the unicorn’s reward.

A faun too frolicked in his labor. Oh how the faun leapt! As high as three meters at times. At times, he gathered red pomegranate fruits. On other leaps, bunches of juicy, green grapes – each grape as big as a plum. Of course, the gentle faun shared gladly and freely with anyone who desired the fruit of his labors.

A Blue-fronted Amazon parrot flew up from a pomegranate branch shaken by the faun and complained bitterly at the rude awakening. The faun had disturbed the parrot’s nap!

Without delay, the faun apologized profusely. Reluctantly, the green breasted parrot accepted his apology. And all was well in paradise.

Cold Play, Paradise

The boy and girl looked upon paradise with big eyes – their hearts and minds were boundless in their joy. They felt the same. They didn’t need to say it out loud to each other. They didn’t even need to whisper it. That it felt like home.

In the forest below, they heard the joyful cheers and shouts of other children. So the boy and girl went down by a gentle path to see the merriments.

“Come on! Hurry! You’re late!” a red-haired boy enthusiastically shouted to them as he appeared at the foot of the path up to the grassy overlook. He waved to them to follow him and then disappeared into the trees.

The boy and girl ran after him but they couldn’t find the red-haired boy that had called out to them.

A girl with golden pig tails peaked out from behind a butterfly tree and laughed at the boy and girl.

“Marco!” she shouted and waited for the response. A thousand Monarch butterflies alighted and dispersed up through the trees. Like sunshine returning to the sky.

“Pollo!” replied twenty voices.

Hearing the response, she disappeared in search of those voices.

The boy and girl knew this game.

A white rabbit snored from a nearby bush. The boy and girl could just see him stretched out in a shady patch of grassy green.

Then they heard the girl shout again.

“Marco!”

The boy and girl hid together by the trunk of an ancient oak and their voices joined a hundred responses of “Polo!”

A hundred and two voices called out. “Marco!”

A hundred and two voices responded. “Polo!”

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More: Once upon a time in social media part two

Stan Faryna
25 June 2012
Bucharest, Romania

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10 Responses to Once upon a time in social media. And other social Media DOHs!

  1. Hey Stan…we always played Marco Polo in the pool…I suppose it was a Southern California thing! LOL…

  2. billdorman says:

    Nope Bruce, we did it in the F L A as well. No peaking allowed, right?

  3. Betsy Cross says:

    I’ve read and reread this post and won’t even try to interpret it! I have my ideas, but I’m NOT sharing!
    If you mean to say that social media is a game, that’s true.I have a lot of fun with it most of the time. I like my friends, and enjoy making new ones.
    A lot of good could be done online, connecting people and causes, but I’m not sure how anymore.
    Enjoyed the story!

  4. TheJackB says:

    I spent a thousand years playing Marco Polo in the pool, or was it in in the world. Who can say. 😉

  5. I just read part two. This is building up to something, isn’t it? Wait, don’t tell me.

  6. Cute & I shared the song too. Love Coldplay! Para Para Paradise 🙂

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