Daily Draw: Mythic Tarot ~ 10 of Cups
A sense of permanence and fulfillment is expressed in this card as Psyche is raised to divine status so she can be with Eros always. This style of permanence is unlikely today, but it brings to mind friendships. I had two neighbors who were the greatest friends, we enjoyed doing a wide range of activities together, we enjoyed just sitting and visiting, we were at each others backs in times of trouble and shared celebrations of joy for seven years. Then I moved about 3 miles away and it was like I'd dropped off the face of earth. If I went to their house is was times as usual, but they never did come to my place. Very odd. Same with a few work relationships, if I left the company it was like I never existed... It is so hard for me to believe they were just friendships of convenience but I can't think what else to call it.
I'm reminded by this card and thankful for friendships that have endured in spite of distance, changes in circumstances, and distractions. And of long shared friendships that are all ink and email, ladies I've never met, but because we have shared so much by mail I know we'd enjoy each others company in person.
"So when some dear joy loses
Its beauteous summer glow,
Think how the roots of roses
Are kept alive in the snow." Alice Cary ~ 1820-1871
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