Saturday, August 24, 2013

Playing With a Full Deck

Deal the cards, please. We'll start with four players. Thirteen each, one full set of cards for each suit.

Or maybe we'll start with thirteen. Four each, one card of each suit.

Perhaps we'll split it in half. Twenty-six each, one gets the red and the other gets the black.

On the other hand, maybe it's best to just have one person take all 52.

Today, I am taking all 52. I am playing with the entire deck. And, damn, it's full. Filled with the evens and the odds, the reds and the blacks, the hearts and the diamonds and the clubs and the spades. I can assign an attribute to each one.

A card for each and every single year of my life. A full deck, a full life.

Here's hoping I still have quite a few jokers in reserve.

3 comments:

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday! My brother's birthday, too... a good day.

Patois42 said...

See, my connection to you and yours deepens, Sarah!

mayberry said...

Happy birthday! I wish you many jokers. Uh, you know what I mean.

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