I don’t think I realized this
in the ’90s
when I spent my Saturday mornings
dropping multicolored geometric shapes without end,
but if you stop to think about it
Tetris is a surprising apt analogy for life in general.
- The only way to get rid of your mistakes
is to work diligently to turn them into opportunities.
- You have almost enough time
to figure out what you’re doing
before everything speeds up.
- Complaining doesn’t let you take a move back,
nor will it make the next piece any better.
- Sometimes you get a piece that has no use
and you have to figure out how to make it work anyway.
- Everyone hates a square.
- And above all else
the pieces will always keep falling
whether you’re ready for them or not.
I admit that life isn’t as entertaining as Tetris
and that the soundtrack is frequently worse
so the analogy isn’t perfect,
but neither is life
most of the time.