Tuesday, November 18, 2014

What is Kal-Toh?

In the Star Trek universe, Kal-Toh is a game, a study, a chance to prove superior skill and Vulcan logic. It is a puzzle, a jumble of identical objects that deceptively appear to have no united purpose, an illusion of disorder. It's like the one day at a time journey that we play little by little each day, every day.

The players sit facing eachother while taking turns moving tiny metal bars from one place to another. There is a method to the madness, an imperceptible progression from messy shape to sudden and completed perfect form.

Sometimes all we can do is the next step. Then another step. And one more. And suddenly, though it has been building day upon day for a long time, we are done. After building consistently day by day, it is complete. Every thing had its place afterall. Every tiny metal piece belonged somewhere, each step mattered, and here we are.

A man’s steps are from the LORD; how then can man understand his way?
Proverbs 20:24


  1. Hi Sandi, What a great reflection on life. Thanks for sharing this. John

  2. I love this, Sandi! I watched Star Trek long ago and far away, but didn't remember this. How inspiring!

  3. Hi, Jeanette! I think it was only played by Tuvok on Voyager. Not sure, but maybe T'Pol on Enterprise played it too.

  4. I like the way you think.....and get us to think :)

  5. Great analogy... I liked this post... :)

  6. Hi Sandi, This was a very interesting post, much food for thought and very true indeed. Your blog is very inspiring and I like it so much that I have become your newest follower. It would be an honor to have you visit and follow me back. I have made some of the nicest friends here in blog-land.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Connie :)

    1. Thanks, Connie! Nice to meet you.

      You have a good weekend too. :)

  7. Thank you Sandi. When the path before me seems daunting it is a good reminder that He is still ordering my steps.

  8. Hi Sandi...This is the perfect description of the way I feel about life as of late...I suppose all we can really do is to work a bit each day, and with God's help and direction things will make perfect sense someday!
    Blessings and love~ Lisa

  9. This is very special. Thanks Sandi. I love how you write about the steps ... Its a good message. And i must think to this Bibleverse: And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.

  10. Good post, and I thought Ariella's comment was perfect.