Teaching Life Skills Through Chess: A Guide For Educators and Counselors

Teaching Life Skills Through Chess: A Guide For Educators and Counselors

by Fernando Moreno


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ISBN-13: 9781561677047
Publisher: American Literary Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/28/2001
Pages: 88
Product dimensions: 5.32(w) x 8.36(h) x 0.23(d)

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From the balcony of the apartment I looked out into the night and onto the bodies that occupied the streets with their slow movements. The air outside was cool and comforting. The night's luminiferous skies rivalled the modest glow of the lampposts on the empty corners of the street. Life was born in me again, and that peace came with the reminder of my power to live complete, my power to contribute more to myself, more than the sadness and laughter I had seen in the exchanges of others. That renewed feeling, that certainty that was no longer distant to me, proved me a child with infinite dreams again. As I searched the quieted spaces of my mind I thought repeatedly, "With all the harrowing difficulties of the past year I must have forgotten myself for awhile. I must have stumbled for a moment with the pains of my desires, and still, I found the brilliance and calm of resolve again. I found that unweary magic where I left it when I was alone, without myself and the commitments I needed to continue." In the middle of these thoughts she opened the door that separated the night, its coolness, and myself from the crowded occupation of the room. The sound of the party rushed out the door into the tranquility of the night as she demurely stepped onto the balcony with a glass of wine held delicately in her hand as though she had had years of practice at such graces…

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