Daily Draw: Sacred Sites Tarot ~ 8 of Wands
Nazca Lines. Estimated at 1300 years old, these immense drawings in Peru's red earth surface have astounded and astonished. Mostly because their depth and breadth have only been known and appreciated since the invention of the aiplane. The view from the surface is nondescript, the view from the sky is breathtaking.
This hawk-eyed 8 of Wands reminds me of humanity's determination over the eons for artistic expression. My mother doesn't know where she is now, one minute to the next, but her eye for art remains clear. Yesterday I hung dozens of the framed photos she took during the 20 years she and dad traveled the North American continent. Her eye for art clearly shows and she remembers them all.
Her need to express art is now reduced to collecting ink pens. For three years she has kept an ever changing pen cup on her tray. She arranges the different colors in varying patterns often.
This morning she would like to turn over her orange juice glass and use the square bottom as a pedestal for something important. The eye and heart for art is there.
"If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud." ~ Emile Zola 1840-1902
Published by Lo Scarabeo, Sacred Sites Tarot, subtitled Magical Places of the World, 2012, by Massimiliano Filadoro and Frederico Penco.
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