Monday, July 20, 2009

Play

On every side the players of life align ... antagonists, friends, complacent observers. Each new day is a game. The pieces and tokens change. The participants change. The currency changes. Some days each move is a spin of the wheel, other days a roll of the dice, yet other days a simple alternating rhythm. Always the play is in the living, the giving, the taking, the laughing, the crying.

And with every dawn, the odds reset and another fresh turn begins.

4 comments:

Michael Solender said...

you can't lose if you don't play! i was never one for win/sum. I think you can win by NOT playing.

Cat said...

Tess this is lovely and so true...

Scarlett Rose said...

"Always the play is in the living, the giving, the taking, the laughing, the crying."

That sentence made me sigh ... perfect and oh so true.

Tessa said...

Oh. Beautiful, Tess - so thought provoking and so poignantly tender. It's a rare and meaningful comment which we would do well to carry with us every day.

Thanks so much for the visit to my blog - glad you like the Mango Tango recipe. Those muffins most definitely cry out to be scoffed....and scoffed again. The mere smell of them baking is sheer delight!!

Awful wintery weather here (now I know why the English are so obsessed by 'weather talk'!) - but I hope all is wonderful in Phoenix!