Thursday, May 29, 2014

Hero Qualifications

Daily Draw: Harmonious Tarot ~ Strength

Walter Crane became increasing Socialist in his views as the industrial revolution made rich men richer on the backs of the unrepresented poor, the dragon being the likely candidate to depict the robber barons.

I'm reminded by this card, it is easy to have a victim or bully boy when they aren't available to speak for themselves. The same thing seems to apply to heroes. Heroes seldom grow feet of clay posthumously . I expect in these times of tell all, show all, it will soon be hard to name a hero. Did we ever need them at all?

"I do not care what comes after; I have see the dragons on the wind of the morning." ~ Ursula K. Le Guin 1929-   The Farthest Shore

2 comments:

  1. Personally I prefer a more "harmonious" depiction of Strength :)

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  2. I've always hated the story of St. George killing the dragon. Poor dragon... he probably just didn't want to convert to Christianity. :)

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