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Ascertaining Clarity July 26, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Magick & Mystery, Poetry, Travel & Leisure, Writing & Writers.
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Uncertain, we flipped a coin
A roll of the dice
To let the fates decide

Heads we would stay
Tails we would leave

Tails.

Two out of three?
Yes, of course!

Tails.

Three out of Five?
No.

Oh.

. . . we’ll stay.

* * * * *

Nothing ventured.   Something lost.         ~ Neale Clapp

 

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1. Loreen Lee - July 26, 2010

Einstein held that God does not play with dice. Would you say this was a comment on ‘certainty’? What could one gain in the way of clarity from such a contrast in perspective?

Loreen Lee - July 26, 2010

P.S. Hadn’t read the conclusion. Glad you went with your ‘free will’!

2. nrhatch - July 26, 2010

Yes. After rolling the dice, we knew exactly what to do. : )

3. Chrissie - July 26, 2010

This post reminds me of the film ‘yes man’ – who decides to say yes to every question, but also makes you question how life would unravel if left to fate. I have often chosen to go with with my first instincts and when undecided, I live by the motto. If you don’t know what to do, do nothing. Yet that can only be relevant for so long.
Once the question still stands, then you do have to flip a coin and go with it – a chuckle is unanimous when the recipient is handed the preconceived idea that is contrary to their initial idea. Go with it. Go with the flow and have faith!
Good Luck! You will know when it is the right time to move. The subtle guiding hand will touch the palms of your hands without you realising, I am sure.

nrhatch - July 26, 2010

We both THOUGHT that we wanted to leave an “adventure” that was “outside our comfort zone.”

After TAILS came up twice, and we both wanted to keep tossing, we realized we were NOT looking for permission to leave, we were looking for the courage to STAY.

We stayed . . . and enjoyed “an excellent adventure.”

4. nancycurteman - July 26, 2010

Seems like a great way to make the decision you want. Just keep tossing until you get the desired outcome. Works for me.

nrhatch - July 26, 2010

After 2 rolls of the dice, we KNEW that we wanted to stay. So we pocketed the dice, stayed, and had a wonderful time.

5. cindy - July 27, 2010

“Most gods throw dice, but Fate plays chess, and you don’t find out til too late that he’s been playing with two queens all along.” Terry Pratchett

nrhatch - July 27, 2010

Interesting quote. : )

I considered using a chessboard to illustrate this piece, but tossed a coin and chose the dice instead.


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