An impossible game
by Massimo Baglione
translated by Làlula
I have met so many different women, I have loved, admired and appreciated them. They have often left in me nice memories. Some of them used to teach me, some of them used to educate me, others used to abuse me. But now, really, I can divide them all into two types: the “Cards” women and the “Chess” women.
As you know, if you want to win a game of cards, you need some luck, without neglecting a trace of skill. Where necessary and if possible, some ability in bluffing takes to a granted success too.
So, there are many card games, from the most simple to the most complicated, but any somehow all subdued to those two or three elements mixed together with great skill. There is the game in which luck is less important, where skill is relatively necessary, or where you cannot bluff in any way. All very far from a pure and complete control of events.
The game of chess makes luck an unknown element. Here is the mind that wins or looses. Here only the experience gained from previous games makes you end successfully. For sure, you must have lost, before you understand how to start winning and if you like the game and have the chance to follow someone with more skill than you, you'll finally start learning new winning strategies. Then also a sharp defeat will become terrific, but only if you've played the game at your most, that's for sure!
Going back to the main subject, there are women with whom you need a certain luck (like “when you least expect...”) and women that can be conquered with attention and calm.
No, not all, not her.
She is neither cards, nor chess. She's Rubik's cube!
That game is quite simple, you don't need luck or great mental gifts, and yet I've never been able to complete it...