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By John Rowe
Wednesday December 30, 2009 - 09:28:00 AM

Not by chance, I had to take a chance. 

In some respects, I had to take 

a chance on a chance. 

It was a chance I had to take. 

Chances are this was my one chance. 

Not that there won’t be other chances. 

Rather, the chance of having another chance 

exactly like the chance I just took— 

Well, not a chance. 

In other words, 

the chance I had to take 

was the last chance of its kind. 

By the way, the chance I had to take 

involved working something out. 

In retrospect, I never had a chance. 

That is to say: it didn’t work out.