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"Putting on the Game Face"
#986195 added July 1, 2020 at 8:30am
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The Cosmic Equilibrium of a Sudoku Puzzle
In the evening, I wind down by playing Sudoku.

To me the game is a three dimensional model. It uses a base nine grid and has an X axis, a Y axis and a central core. Each axis and the core must contain nine unique symbols in each dimension and that symbol can occur only once.

I love the game because it demonstrates, over and over, the fixed nature of a three dimensional universe, where when one symbol changes, then everything else must follow, maintaining a strict equilibrium. Think about it, isn't this the way life is? Isn't everything in life interconnected?

For every smile there's a tear
For every joy there's a sorrow
For every good an evil
For every victory a defeat
For every light a darkness
For every up there's a down
For every step forward, one backward
For every pleasure a pain
For every fragrance a stench

You know, one doesn't have to use numbers in a Sudoku puzzle. Any nine symbols will serve. If I were to come up with symbols for the above, they would be like coins, whose faces would flip randomly, for better or worse. Thus I could interpret my day, staring into the matrix, like reading tarot carrots, before yawning, getting comfortable and trying to get a good night's sleep.

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