When the snow melts and the rain falls, walk to the evergreen woods and gather pinecones. Carry them to high ground an armful at a time and pile them up beneath tree ferns. As friends arrive by different paths from distant points in the woods, allow them to occupy first the opposing high ground, next the floor of the ravine. When everyone has amassed a cache of pinecones, remove your coats. Run this way and that way using trees for cover, first tentatively and then with abandon. Don’t throw at the head.