A Silly Party Game
I was chatting with my sensei this evening, and he told me about a party game he learned. I’m sure this is as old as the hills, but it was new to me, and I found it more than a little eye opening. So, I thought I’d share it with you.
First of all, grab a piece of paper (or whatever new fangled gadget passes for paper these days). Write on it:
- Your favourite domestic pet
- Your favourite wild animal
- Your favourite dessert
And for each, the specific attributes about it that make it your favourite – ie, what appeals so strongly about each.
Go ahead, I’ll wait. Won’t take you more than a couple of minutes.
Finished? Ok, good. Well, here’s what I answered:
Fave pet: a cat – reasons? It’s inquisitive, sassy & elegant
Fave wild animal: the shark – reasons? It has an efficiency > 1 (until recently thought impossible), it’s fast, incredibly beautiful & a little scary
Fave dessert: durian – reasons? the sheer perversity of it, it’s exotic, and orgasmic(ally tasty)
So what does this all mean? Well, there’s a reason I left the explanation till the end – so you could write your answers down (yes yes, I know you’re reading ahead. Stop being cheeky, & jot them down).
An interesting side note. Almost 20 years ago, I did one of those journeying experiences, where you find your power animal. I’m not totally sure about the practical usefulness of this information, but I’m curious about everything, so I gave it a shot anyway. For me, it turned out to be a hedgehog. I kinda realised, over time, that that was a good representation of myself. Prickly as hell on the outside, squishy on the inside. Also interestingly, my favourite dessert has changed radically over the last couple of years, since I started aggressively on this healing path.
So, side note aside, here’s the interpretation, I know you’ve been dying for it:
- The pet is what you look for in a partner
- The wild animal describes your own attributes
- The dessert is how you like sex
.. and I looked at my list, and I thought to myself “You know? That’s a little bit bloody scarily accurate”. I’d guess this also means my power animal has changed (although the implications of this are beyond me).