"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn


Sunday, June 29, 2014

Magpie Tales #226 A Game of Chance

A Game of Patience, 1937, Meredith Frampton  

Are you sure you want to see this card?
 It's rather like Eve's apple...or Pandora's box
Some say it's real...I say it's surreal
The future is best not known
As it's rarely a good deal  
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Go Fish see how others dealt with this image
and many thanks to Tess Kincaid for Magpie Tales!

25 comments:

Celia said...

Nice verse, interesting picture by an artist new to me, so I learned more this morning as well.

Sylvia K said...

Great one for the day as always!! Enjoy your day -- hopefully the gray skies will clear -- or so they promise???

Sandee said...

I'm with you on this one. It's better to not know the future.

Have a fabulous day. :)

Sandee said...

The future is best not known indeed.

Have a fabulous day. :)

Theresa Milstein said...

Opening a Pandora's Box? Now I don't know if I want to take that card!

Leovi said...

Yes, the future is coming and that letter is this!

Kay said...

brilliant...my take on this has a nod to the future too!!

freyawrites.com said...

Oh yes, I don't ever want to know what the future holds...

Stephen Hayes said...

When I was a kid we'd sometimes play "What If" games and one of them was what if you could tell the future. Would you want to know? I always said "NO."

Gillena Cox said...

This is such a charming image prompt and you certainly did it justice, have a nice Sunday

Much love...

messymimi said...

It is a dangerous game, trying to predict the future.

Dana Dampier said...

I've been dealt some bad hands here lately... I'm almost afraid to look at the cards!! Great poem!

BelindaBroughton said...

it's impossible to unsay something. or to unthink it. who knows what the future is but if it is 'foretold' to you you're more likely to manifest it or at least spend too much time expecting it.

Cait O'Connor said...

We both mentioned Eve's apple!

kaykuala said...

Revelations can be painful, rightly so! Nicely done Kathe!

Hank

Kutamun said...

Ah good one , Kathe....." Difficult to see , the future is "

Jinksy said...

Playing patience certainly tries one's patience! LOL

Eddie Bluelights said...

Agree, best not to know the future but we can all make the best of our present no matter what hand of cards we are dealt. This lady should realise that and search her heart and go for it.

Beautifully done ~ Eddie
Clouds and Silvery Linings

Stafford Ray said...

If Eve had not picked the apple, we would have missed out on fashion shows!

Karen S. said...

Oh you are so right, no, please don't show me the card!!!

Ginny Brannan said...

Better not to know, and to face it as it comes! Nice little capture on the prompt!

Donetta Sifford said...

I love the words this prompt inspired you to write. Very interesting and makes a person think. I'm glad I never could foresee the future.

Lydia said...

This is marvelous (and also the first time I have seen the pic for #226....I am so behind). So I guess your magpie cinches my decision to not go have my Tarot read in downtown Silverton this coming weekend!

Belva Rae Staples said...

You nailed it and in just a few words!

Truedessa said...

hmm..depends on what the card will reveal..