I'm no optimist.
When playing chess I often am reminded of a poem by Elizabeth Bishop: One Art.
"The art of losing [a pawn, bishop, or queen] isn’t hard to master;
so many things seem filled with the intent
to be lost that their loss is no disaster"
Member since 09-Aug-2017
Game completion rate: 97%
Time spent playing: 8 days, 4 hours and 6 minutes
Time on TV: 56 minutes