Strange faces appear in all kinds of odd places when you start looking for them. On the right is one I spotted when walking in my local part this week. It’s been there a while. It must have been last week’s Transformation game which made me finally see it.
Now for this week’s game.
Fortunately/Unfortunately is a popular game. It too must have been subconsciously affecting my thinking this week. For on Wednesday morning, shortly after one of my top rear teeth dropped out of my mouth without warning, I found myself reporting the incident in an email to friends in exactly the mode of the game:
Unfortunately, one of my back teeth fell out this morning.
Fortunately, I was quickly able to fix a dental appointment for later this afternoon.
Unfortunately, I also felt apprehensive that it would cost a lot of money to sort out the problem.
Fortunately, my dentist said no, it was just the crown that had fallen out and he could cement it back.
Unfortunately, he also said it might not last and if it fell out again, I’d have to get a whole new crown.
The general idea:
As in my true-life example above, any story that is to be created according to the pattern of this game is one that will swing back and fore between fortunate and unfortunate events or perceptions. Good and bad. Lucky and unlucky. It’s a game where the optimist and the pessimist can battle it out. (more…)