Daily Draw: Shakespeare Oracle Tarot ~ Page of Swords
Viola from Twelfth Night, disguised as a male page employed by Duke Orsino, finds herself in the awkward position of being in love with the duke while carrying out his orders to promote a marriage between the Duke and Olivia.
I'm reminded by this card how quickly life becomes complicated when we are traveling under false colors. It can start with the simplest well meant white lie (you thank the giver for the thoughtfulness of a hideous resin turtle and suddenly you have gift turtles everywhere) (because your friend loves Jane Austen you act interested when she tells you another interminable plot and consequently you find yourself the guest of honor at a weekend movie fest of every version of all the books ever made). Yeah, it's easy to get into not so easy to get out of.
"Having an exit strategy can be a social saver. The key is keeping your little white lie plausible." ~ April Masini 1964-
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