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A-Z Challenge: G is for Gold

© 2013 Raymond Alexander Kukkee [caption id="attachment_1182" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Gold Nuggets   Photo by Rob Lavinsky Gold Nuggets                           Photo by Rob Lavinsky[/caption]   G is for gold.  Precious metal. The shiny stuff  of crowns, coins and legends.  A noble metal that historically has turned men into fools, thieves, murderers.  A metal that can turn normally  thinking  men into  secretive,  greedy, eccentric, and dangerous individuals.  From the beginning of time men have moiled for gold and paid for it with their very lives. What does gold do to you?   Would you spend years wandering deserts in Australia, climbing mountains in wilds of Canada, or prospecting and  panning for gold in  icy rivers world wide?  Would you tunnel thousands of  feet underground, risking life and limb for wealth?  Have you seen an inanimate lump of metal become something so beautiful in your mind that  it became an obsession?  How can mere metal blind, remove logic, and even invoke insanity? You cannot eat gold. It is just metal.  Think about it. Gold offers economic choices, but out of control, guarantees rewards of  madness. Does ordinary change  to obsession when influenced by the wealth, promise and excitement offered by the shiny metal?  Does this precious metal and others like it influence, or does it become the beauty traditionally held to be in the eye of the beholder?   Does skin  ordinary on the outside become beautiful  if gilded  with gold?  Is the Midas touch real?
  • How does gold affect you?
  • Do you think you have become obsessed with wealth?
There's only one way to discover gold, and how it will affect you. Go prospecting. Find some. That is why G is for Gold.   Is that Incoming I hear?  .    
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