Sunday, January 15, 2012
Kilroy Was Here
Daily Draw: Classical Tarot DellaRocca ~ Tower
I don't remember seeing this before in the Tower, a little Kilroy sort of person in the upper window. And what in the world is that sticking up attracting the lightening? And have I noticed a cannon on the roof before, or what appears to be a deck off the back? And where did the blue fragment come from by the figure on the ground?
I went through a streak in the '80's reading everything John D. McDonald wrote. All of the Travis McGee novels have tower moments to the nth degree, but his 1985 novel Condominium is about the tower itself. And my eye keeps coming back the figure inside, hanging on with all his thumbs. Will the base hold? Or would he have a better chance just jumping?
"They say I leave at night by the window of my tower, hanging from a red unbrella." ~ Camille Claudel 1864-1943
Last seen here December 2008, this is one of the beautiful historical decks Lo Scarabeo has reprinted over the years. Those few decks are a real gift as most of us could never hope to see, let alone own one of the originals. Published 2007, based on the 1835 Carlo Dellarocca deck.