At times there is nothing to do but hide from something, whether it is the world or a small part of it. Often when we wish to hide we are disturbed enough through fear or depression or overconfidence, that we don’t think of the best way to go about concealing ourselves. Though we may think we’ve found a small space to hide with our troubles, we are really in full view of everyone and everything encompassing our world. Yet our lack of cover is always a surprise to us when we are confronted by someone; we feel even more at risk or embarrassed than we did when we went into hiding in full sight. If we truly don’t wish to be discovered we don’t reveal our hiding place(s) to anyone else, verbally or otherwise. As with dealing with many things of the feelings and emotions we may not really wish to hide in the first place and try to conceal ourselves in an obvious, but not too obvious location. Since we are generally coping with feelings and emotions when hiding what we may really want is to share those feelings and emotions with trusted others and hope to find a resolution to any negative ones. Though we may say we do not want to be found when we’re playing a game of hide-and-seek, part of the real thrill is being found amid much hilarity. The hiding we do once we’ve “outgrown” the game is basically the same. Is it harder to ask for help than to hide and wait for help to find us?