Sunday, April 13, 2014

It's All In The Point Of View

Daily Draw: Enchanted Tarot ~ 6 of Cups/Hearts

The pure joy of the nostalgia of childhood. My mother spends most of her time there, running through the Iowa corn fields, bringing in the cows, finding the eggs, the yellow school bus, a childhood of plenty and safety.

I'm reminded by this card mother was born in 1925 and now her most vivid memories take place during the great depression. Yet there is never a feeling of need or shortage. She started out with chamber pots, wood stoves, traveling by horse. There weren't any safety nets in place then, yet the depression barely touched them because as a farm family their self sufficient good life was the place many fell to, thinking they'd arrived at hell on earth.

"The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land." ~ Abraham Lincoln 1809-1865

Enchanted Tarot, Published Eddison Sadd for St. Martin's Press 1990.
Art by Amy Zerner, Monte Farber 184 page hardcover book. Suits are given as Wands, Swords, Hearts, Pentacles.

5 comments:

  1. I am glad your mother and you have so manby happy memories to relive

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  2. Well she doesn't remember our shared memories or me, but it is fun listening to her. Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. I can't imagine how hard that must be
      Hugs

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  3. There is something so beautiful in that - how they loved what they had and lived on what they made. The world is moving farther and farther away from that. Many people take so much for granted and are never happy.

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  4. Her happy place sounds like a good place to be; simple living is under-rated.

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