Sunday, May 17, 2015

Doubt It

Daily Draw: Ananda Tarot ~ Page of Coins/Princess of Spheres

Wisdom, in the realm of Coins/Spheres can be hard to come by. We chase after education and then choose a different field. We grow our savings/investments only to be Madoffed, or treated to an October 29th. We buy houses with hidden problems, we get sidetracked into 'easy' money via gambling, we get addicted to 'stuff'...

I'm reminded by this card, I'm reading a true story about a quilter who came of age during the Reconstruction of the South during the 1860-1880's. Talk about having nothing. If you personally couldn't make it or grow it you went without, period. No fall back relief programs, no safety nets, no WIC coupons, no homeless shelters, no Pell grants, no loan extensions, no bailouts.  But as the Page of Coins I expect a lot of wisdom gained was ingrained, habits never to be changed even when the South finally began to recover. Maybe we can grow wisdom, if the lesson is long and hard enough...but I honestly doubt it.

"The world is a beautiful place to be born into - if you don't mind some people dying all the time - or maybe only starving - some of the time which isn't half so bad - if it isn't you" ~ Lawrence Ferlinghetti 1919-

Ananda Tarot, Thoth tradition; art and 292 page soft cover book by Kurt Pilz, currently out of print. Published by AGM AGMuller 2003.

4 comments:

  1. If every seed of wisdom I've found and planted would have come to fruition then I would have acres full of wisdom to reap. but most of those seeds have been eaten by the birds, forgotten by me or died from drought. What a waste....

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    1. Well, we'd need a sling system to carry our big brains around...maybe this is better

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  2. Probably why my depression-era grandparents thought I could make adequate toys from leaves, sticks and such. :)

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    1. Grandma Ruth said they checked the barn traps each day and made fresh dollys, throwing out yesterdays mice or rats. Make do or do without...

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