SUDOKU IS MORE THAN JUST NUMBERS
SUDOKU IS MORE THAN JUST NUMBERS
I have created a fairly reasonable description of my unusual perception of the game of Sudoku, a very good sampling of the myriad possibilities hidden in this quite ordinary game of numbers
I’ve given you the jumpstart, now it’s up to you to create your own numerical world, the charades available lurking behind this simple façade. You can decipher, follow the actions, read the tales the numbers tell by yourself; this is an offering to come up with your own vision, return to your own memories. You are only restricted by your imagination: only the sky is the limit.
. There is absolutely no reason to think of it as nothing but a way of spending some casual time or as an ordinary quick mind teaser. The numbers are just sitting there aching, itching for you to recognize how very much fun they have to offer to you, if you would just permit them.
I have also given a pretty good idea of what my mind does while I’m supposed to be solving the puzzle; I go on a flight of fancy, a tour of the mind and beyond – so entertaining and often enlightening, much more so than just moving numbers.
Over time you might feel you were being greeted by old friends when you start a game as they do me. This is such a friendly way to start the day.
Forging an up close and personal rapport and relationship, can be a big asset; and over time they may well all seem like old friends; this can satisfy any need for companionship for the day if you tend to be a hermit like me. An additional advantage is that it is the ideal way to acquire the highly desirable ease in visibility and familiarity.
Follow my example and become friends with those numbers – they have a lot to tell you. It’ll open up a whole new world of adventure for you.
I LOVE SUDOKU
I LOVE PLAYING WITH THOSE NUMBERS, I love the way the numbers do crazy unpredictable things; I shall never get tired of the ever-evolving behavior of the numbers as they chase around their grid; I am constantly fascinated by the interplay of the numbers.
I LOVE THE WAY IT JOGS MY MEMORY, THE FREEDOM it offers me TO THINK: they absolutely demand that I think beyond the confines of the moment, they encourage my mind to wander and float free,– triggering welcome memories, ideas, and thoughts, and therefore conjuring up images of the past, present and perhaps future.
I shall go off in to the sunset with this question flitting in my mind: there’s a rumor going the rounds that there’s a ”naked pair” in attendance: I certainly owe it to myself to check out this intriguing bit of gossip.
I now I shall leave you with the closing thoughts –
WHERE ELSE CAN YOU:
Encounter such a disparate collection of characters all present and awaiting your pleasure.
Experience the satisfaction of attaining peace in a decidedly unpeaceful and violent world.
Eliminate all enemies, after all this is a game of elimination, but in a very benign way.
Can you participate in active sports or fly through space with only a small movement of your hand.
Watching those numbers dance can be like watching the tango or perhaps the waltz or even the ballet.
Sometimes progress is so swift and uninterrupted it’s like a toboggan ride down a snowy hill or a roller coaster ride in an amusement park, or in extreme instances even a runaway train.
Reencounter some of your favorite childhood games like Capture the Flag and Treasure Hunt, construct a mahjong wall, chase the flag, and find the treasure.
Find yourself bouncing to the beat of a series of syncopated moves.
There’s a whole lot of armchair action, excitement, perhaps not quite adequate enough to satisfy the real type A personalities or marathon runners, but at least a normally energetic individual.
Throw caution to the winds, toss off inhibitions, be brave and forceful; all the characteristics you’ve always admired but were too timid or frightened to attempt.
And then there is THAT MYSTERIOUS STRANGER and his multiple personalities one must locate and identify from the start.
This is a game of all games; an example of what can be done with a grid some numbers, a pencil and some imagination.
AND WITH THIS I THINK YOU’VE GOT A MORE THAN A SATISFYING BIT OF SHORT- TERM DRAMA AND ACTION ENTERTAINMENT for the day.
**** HERE’S TO MORE JOY
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the Washington Post Newspaper, January 22, 2019 by Chris Richards titled “And For Our Next Number: How Jazz Is Like Sudoku”.
The Washington Post, July 28, 2005, John Kelly, A Journey of Puzzles and Enlighttenment
THE SUDOKU PROFESSOR, at SudokuProfessor.com.