Sunday, March 23, 2014

Death In The Room

Daily Draw: DruidCraft Tarot ~ Death

The authors see death as rebirth, a coming rather than a leaving.
In small ways, mentally, I can see this viewpoint in my own situation. Each day another bit of mother chips off. I know she is going because dementia is a progressive disease with a beginning and an end, not a way station.

I'm reminded by this card of the small ways I am thinking forward, of acknowledging mother is leaving. I say to myself "I'll get my hair cut then", "I'll put all my rings back on then", "I'll take Xing-Xing and Xavier down to the river and listen to wind and water then".  I don't know why I don't do those things now, I guess it just doesn't seem fair to the Death in the room.

"There is nothing permanent except change." ~ Heraclitus 535-475 BC

DruidCraft Tarot, Eddison Sadd edition, 2004. 192 page softcover book by Philip and Stephanie Carr-Gomm, card art by Will Worthington


  1. When you don't when death will take the last chips away,perhaps it is good for you to grant yourself those small pleasures. The same way as a mother who is watching over her sick child has to eat and drink and go out once in a while in order to be able to carry on her task.It is such an immense responsibility you have taken upon yourself

  2. A very tough thing to do....I am praying that God gives you the strength to carry on, day by day. You are being such a blessing to your dear Mother. I am very proud of you.

  3. I can mentally wrap my mind around such things, but with my heart it takes a bit longer to accept.

  4. I like having things to look forward too, when the real me resurfaces~


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