Hide and seek

[Original in Spanish]

Among the games of my childhood that I most fondly recall is one called hide and seek. In our version of this game, we had to hide so as to make it hard for the child acting as jailer of the prison or guard of the stockade to find us. Even though we might be quickly found, it was still possible to win the game if we were rescued or freed by a playmate at the last moment.

We all knew that although one could find good places to hide, eventually all the hiding places would be discovered. As adults we may also feel at times that we cannot find good places of refuge from evil, from the concerns of daily living, or from the sensualism of the times we live in.

January 27, 1986
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