One morning a couple of weeks ago, in between classes, I leaned on the sixth floor balcony watching the kindergarten kids playing in the yard. Their game was this. The boys and girls lined up facing each other. Each girl chose a boy by pointing at him. Then they all ran around with the girls trying to catch their chosen boys. When one was caught he had to stop moving while the girl held tightly onto him. However if one of his uncaught friends could tag him she had to release him and start the chase again.
Seems like there ought to be a metaphor for life in there somewhere.