The Mindfulness of a Mindless Game

How a deck of cards reminded me of fate and free will in life

Vivian McInerny
Middle-Pause
Published in
5 min readMar 30, 2024

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Image by Sangshu Purkait on Unsplash

Look, I’m the blabby sort. I picture my deathbed surrounded by loved ones while I pontificate on life, love, and the glowing winged creature hovering in the corner checking her watch.

This is (more or less) the profound and meaningful farewell a friend of mine imagined when he…

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Vivian McInerny
Middle-Pause

Career journalist, essayist, fiction writer, and life-long spirit-quester.