did not set out to become a Player. In fact, despite the perhaps
endless run of this period, Gwilym has little interest in the game
is a more personal form of play that excites her.
in accepting the challenge, and the ambiguous nature of the game,
and the kinetic nature of the pieces,
has honed a talent for drama, and has developed a detailed battery
of symbolic communication.
the long caesuras necessitated by Fred's
more committed deliberations, Gwilym practices subtlety. The
bright-colored orbs of her eyes alternately disturb his concentration
and decry moves yet only imagined. Observers have noticed
how the slightest gradation of flare in Gwilym's frill cape affect
the opponent's diligence. As has Gwilym.
is a professional's tool.
Gwilym does not mistake her minor successes as a substitute, or
even precursor, of some final triumph. For despite her spotty
attention to individual moves, she has an almost magical understanding
of the flow of play. The game is merely the form of a deeper,
psychic dance between players.
The content envelops them both.