My daughter was messing around on her grandmother's piano yesterday and I noticed that she very methodically lined up the cards first and then "played" to them. After a short spurt of "music", she would re-arrange the cards and substitute some of them for new ones. Musical playing cards. Of course. 52 notes, a multitude of combinations that produce a whole new range of melodies. You just have to learn a new set of notes. What songs would they combine to create? Which card would be your favourite? Which suit? Hmmm, hmmm, hmmm. Makes me want to play a hand. How about you? I can picture myself clutching a handful of cards as I fall to sleep, a sleep that brings a dream of lullabies I haven't heard yet.