One Space Forward, Two To the Side

“It was like when you make a move in chess and just as you take your finger off the piece, you see the mistake you’ve made, and there’s this panic because you don’t know yet the scale of disaster you’ve left yourself open to.”
—- Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go

Black Knight, Dallas Arboretum

I was a strong chess player when I was young – but I had to quit. Since chess has no randomness, there were no excuses. I took it too seriously and it gave me nasty headaches.