Why chess?

“Chess is a sea in which a gnat may drink and an elephant may bathe!” – Indian Proverb

“Chess like love like music has the power to make men happy” (Tarrasch,1935).

“Similar to the feeling of love, chess makes you blissfully happy all the time.”

“People love adventures. Each game of chess is one such adventure.”

note: I’m reading an article in the Chessbase entitled, Understanding my passion for chess, by Prof.Lakshmi Narayana, link chess. I share a similar passion for chess.

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dawn of a nomad

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You carry barest
essentials in your backpack
and a fishing pole

Stay for awhile
Let’s share a bottle of wine
adventure can wait

restless imagination
settles in impermanence
toasting our future

Questions of where you’re
going and about my pursuit
follow our gestures

Filling our glasses
vintage follows another
narration starts

Is it hours, days?
stories after stories
blurring the edges

Comes day of goodbye
to seek, to find the unknown
dawn of a new mind.

note: a sculpture outside Fort Winery, Sonoma County, CA