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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Bright Ideas

Daily Draw: Songs For The Journey Home Tarot ~ Ace of Swords

This card reminds us that like a tap on the singing bowl or a gong, the reverberation from a bright idea only remains if we put in the work to carry it through. In hindsight, carrying through seems like real magic.

As we drove through Montana and North Dakota today (649 miles) I pondered how good ideas can seem like magic.
  • A nation's flag. Fibers and dye. But in the spirit of the original conception what is more beautiful than a bright flag waving in a summer breeze against a huge blue sky. Pure magic. 
  • How sesame seeds stay on the bun, who thought of that idea and was surprised when they didn't all fall off. Funny magic.
  • Missed magic. I would never choose starving slowly, living terrified, sleeping rough under a big city overpass. I would step off the highway and march into the endless beauty of the open plains until I fell down dead from the pure joy of it.
Magnus raised his hands above his head and clapped once. The room flooded with light. 'You see? You think that would be possible without magic?' 'Actually,' replied Simon, 'It is. If you watched infomercials you'd know that.'  ~ Cassandra Clare 1973-

1 comment:

  1. What a great card, both in illustration and meaning. Your sesame seed thoughts reminded me of the comedian Mitch Hedberg:
    "I think they could take sesame seeds off the market and I wouldn't even care. I can't imagine 5 years from now, saying, "D@#n, remember sesame seeds? What happened? All the buns are blank! They're gonna have to change that McDonald's song: 'Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a... bun.' How's a sesame seed stick to a bun? That's f&*$n' magical! There's got to be some sesame seed glue out there! Either that, or they're adhesive on one side. "Take the sesame seed out, remove the backing, place it on the bun. Now your bun will look spectacular." What does a sesame seed grow into? I don't know, we never gave them a chance!"

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