(taking the baton from hermes and running with it... and actually, this could also tie in a bit with what chris wrote)
Singing to an ocean, I can hear the ocean's roar, oooh
Play for free, I play for me and I play a whole lot more, more!
Singing about good things and the sun that lights the day
I used to sing on the mountains, has the ocean lost it's way?
(Led Zeppelin, "The Ocean")
Here we are. We all have our tickets and are getting into our little motor floats. I pick a pink one. Someone else chooses a green one, and yet another gets into a white one. Ladies and Gentlemen, start your engines. When the light turns green, go!
We all putter along trying to gain control over our boats. No one is too concerned with bumping into others until we figure out how these darn things work. Oh, oops, I just bumped into you while I wasn't watching where I was going. Hey, like your boat! Yeah, yours is cool too! So we try to keep up and play along bumping each other every so often and then Bam! We bump into others in these fun games of tag. Somehow we all ended up on the same ride at the same time.
This is a magical place. Have we ended up here by some Design? Or is it just random Chaos? How long will our boats stay afloat? Will the whistle blow and end our fun? What about the Water on which we play? Are there Monsters just waiting for one of us to tumble overboard? And what about the sky above? Are there Deities engaged in their own games with us as their pawns? Does a game of tag ever have an ending?*
Down by the seaside.
See the boats go sailin'
Can the people hear, oh,
What the little fish are sayin'?
Oh, oh, the people turned away
Oh, the people turned away...
...Sing loud for the sunshine, pray hard for the rain
And show your love for Lady Nature and she will come back again
The people turned away
The people turned away
Don't they know that they're going?
(Led Zeppelin, "Down By The Seaside")
*I started on this post yesterday afternoon. Last night my 9 year old son asked me a question, "Does a game of tag have an ending?" I was stunned. I told him that I guess it could go on forever as long as everyone still wanted to play. Then I asked him what made him think of that question and he said, "Oh, nothing, I just thought of it."