Marriage: A Game of Chess

I find chess very intriguing.

From my days in Karima Girls’ High School where it would be played under the desk, while the teacher was busy talking about the respiratory system , to this day, where my high school desk mate Ann Kung’u , her twin Mary Kung’u and a few other classmates play competitively, in the national league.

In fact, Ann was on the telly this morning , looking all gorgeous, the only lady among six men, talking matters chess. This is where she comes in to say “Mama I made it!”

Ann (in head gear) Β , a friend and Β Mary Kung’u. Look at that glow up from high school😊 

Talk of being nurtured holistically. Grades, check. Games, check. Sleep, check.πŸ’ͺ

Rose knows the basics , she does not play competitively. She uses chess as a conversation piece. Chess is a game that exercises the mind,teaches patience and helps you think beyond your mandatory ten selfies per day and that ladies and gentlemen, is awesome!

One day, I hope to successfully convince one of my classmates to write a comprehensive piece on chess, because life , just like chess is a culmination of decisions we make every day.

In fact, I think this post should have been titled “Life : A Game of Chess” .

The movie in which our very own Lupita Nyong’o feature; The Queen of Katwe , demistifies the importance of this game very well.


I am not about to talk about details of marriage here, but trust me, I have a lot to say about it. Not from experience.

For now, just know that I compare marriage to a game of chess; where the King can only move a step at a time while the Queen πŸ‘‘ can go wherever the hell she wants, within the kingdom.

I love the queen in chess not just for her free movement but also because when she goes out, she is out as a ‘soldier’ , to fight and protect the King and thus the Kingdom.

Power to the girl child!πŸ‘ πŸ‘  Power to the boy child πŸ‘žπŸ‘ž.

Think like a chess player this week, learn a little about chess. We even have apps where you can learn about chess and play it online.I intended to keep this post short because no one wants to read 30 pages on a Monday morning.

Blessed week my people!

This piece is Arap …but not Moi.



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