One of our cards reads “Does life talk to you in symbols? If so, can you describe how that works?” I’ve found the game often has an enchanted quality of calling forth the most perfect card at the moment, the way the tarot does. Yes, the universe speaks to me when I randomly pick a card that is the oracular distillation of what my heart most wants to tell me, at the moment.
My friend Sami went to visit her brother in upstate New York, and found herself at a party with about 20 people whom she hadn’t seen for years. Some were old friends she’d lost contact with, others she’d gotten together with over the years but not for a while, and still others, she hadn’t laid eyes on for more than a decade.
She brought out the Higher Thought game, and the first card drawn was, “If you never see or speak to a person, does it matter whether or not you love them?” She told me that friends’ eyes met across the room, and folks started to cry when they realized that yes, they did still love each other, and years apart didn’t diminish that.
A young couple I know have recently become each other’s Only, with big, moist hearts in their eyes, as in the best of cartoons: just over the moon with each other. They went away for the weekend together to a cabin in the woods, and at a romantic moment, he told her he had something he wanted to say, but was too shy. She had something she wanted to say, too. Well, you can guess it was: “I love you.”
Later they played the game together, and one of the first cards picked was: “What is the difference between falling in love and being infatuated?” She said that card led them to a gypsy roadmap of meandering yet fascinating sharing for the next 40 minutes. And now, she’s been invited to meet his folks at Christmas…