What Is Your Wild Card and How Are You Going To Play It?

Wild CardBut I have a theory of life,” said Chumlig, “and it is straight out of gaming: There is always an angle. You, each of you, have some special wild cards. Play with them. Find out what makes you different and better. Because it is there, if only you can find it.” ~ Ms. Chumlig, from Rainbows End by Vernor Vinge

You know that feeling you get in your stomach when you realize you have an amazing hand while playing cards?

You slowly and deliberately fan out the cards in your hand — anticipating what’s coming. As you look at that last card, you get that “Holy crap…” feeling.

If you have a good poker face, you play it cool. If not, you squeal with delight.

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Your Childhood Dreams Fulfilled

Kick Off the WeekendWe plan our lives according to a dream that came to us in our childhood, and we find that life alters our plans. And yet, at the end, from a rare height, we also see that our dream was our fate. It’s just that providence had other ideas as to how we would get there. Destiny plans a different route, or turns the dream around, as if it were a riddle, and fulfills the dream in ways we couldn’t have expected.” ~ Ben Okri

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