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Plans of the conceptual perfect storm

She’s sat at the table, at the start of the game, curious eyes gliding over the object. Printed on each side of the domino is a butterfly, a tornado and the company name, ‘chaos’. Their tournament is located just between the clouds and outer space.

The girl enters a conceptual whitespace just between her eyes. As the game requires action, thinking proves vital. Some even say there is neurologically no difference between the two. A symmetry of motor programs and sensory programs.

Dr. G. Yue and Dr. K. Cole showed this by observing two groups with the task of building muscle. Given four weeks, the action group increased strength by a third, compared with the thinking group’s increase by a quarter. Small gap.

She utters sincerely into the figurative void, prays that she plays with skill. Her opponent merely waits, absently, for the time to start.

The girl is victorious. The game is hers.

From the iterative, incremental and inching clatter of the dominoes, to the magnificent, manifesting momentum of the butterfly’s tornados, ‘for everyone that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh. findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.’