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"I will be there!"
Said my friend
Of a distant life
Cast off your garments of fear —
Replace them
With love
Celestial travellers
Have always been here
With us
 
Covered in greens
Of a golden age
Set in stone
Most of all
Play with the game
Of the age
Set in the homes
Of the universe
We have yet to go
 
"Follow me!"
He sounded of dreams supreme!
"Follow me..."
Highest of places
Remain all as one
With you
Countless expansions
Will arrive and flow
Inside of us
 
Drifting within the glow
And the after-glow
Of the eve
Giving us light
And the freedom
Of the day
My friend, he of fantasy,
Dancing with the spirit
Of the age.
 
And if that firelight,
I could match the inner flame
Sacred ships
Do sail
The seventh age.
And if that firelight,
I could match the inner flame
Sacred ships
Do sail the seventh age,
And have always been here.
— Yes, Madrigal (1978)


Any man who must say "I am the king" is no true King. ~Tywin Lannister
There is no such thing as luck on the battlefield. ~The Boss


 


 

Mikhail Tal is a Magician

Mikhail TalMikhail Tal (1936-1992), the eighth world champion, was known as the "Magician of Riga". Tal was famous for his unpredictable, intuitive sacrifices - many of which were scarcely believable. Nevertheless, he set so many traps and problems for his opponents that they often worked in practice. Indeed, he once said: "There are two types of sacrifices: correct ones, and mine." His play was all about creating complications and unusual situations. Although he sought sharp, crazy positions, he typically didn't out-calculate his opponents, but rather out-imagined them.