The UU church that my wife and daughter attend occasionally has special activities, and even though organized religion isn't a part of my life, it is a part of their and I try to attend these activities.
they did a dragon dance for Chinese New Year and it was nice, but the
thing that I'm going to remember is Lily walking the Pattern.
I never had a clear visual for the Pattern of Amber. Zach said the one on the Corwin card that Inquest mocked up
back in the day served as his reference for the Pattern. I recall
reading that issue now that I've had a chance to look at the cards
again, but the color on the Pattern seems so wrong that I just couldn't buy into it.
was hoping that the Amber RPG or the Visual Guide would have a
representation of the Pattern, but I later read somewhere (I want to say
the Visual Guide?) that it was by design, as it were, that the Pattern
was left undefined in such a fashion.
So I had the vaguely
imagined Pattern in my head right up until today, when my daughter
unfurled the labyrinth they use for Sunday School classes. She was
telling me about it, in that lecturing style that little kids have, that
labyrinths are different from mazes in that there is only one path
And two things came together for me.
1.) Her exact wording was something like "There is only one way through"
2.) The way she stepped on it to walk it was exactly like I imagined the characters in the books doing it.
I think the only logical conclusion is that her mom is an Amberite. She does have green eyes after all. I should have suspected sooner.