Condensed version: In Welsh legend the Lady of the Fountain changed from a beautiful woman into a grief-ravaged fright over the death of her husband Duncan. Yet she was persued by Owain, knight of the Round Table, until she married him. Owain served the kingdom well...until he flitted off with the knights once again. Like most abusers he came back contrite and full of promises until he won her back.
I'm reminded by this card that abandonment of body and soul is equal crime to other abuses, as the abandoned spends their life wondering what they did wrong. Oh, would that Justice truly be served, but so seldom is.
Is a mystery even now.
For if a man should have been content
It was him; two acres of barley,
One of potatoes, four bullocks,
A milker, a slated farmhouse.
He was last seen going out to plough
On a March morning, bright and early.
By noon Brownlee was famous;
They had found all abandoned, with
The last rig unbroken, his pair of black
Horses, like man and wife,
Shifting their weight from foot to
Foot, and gazing into the future" ~ Paul Muldoon 1951- Why Brownlee Left