Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Poison The Well

Daily Draw: Legend the Arthurian Tarot ~ King of Shields/Coins

Because they couldn't defeat Uther Pendragon in battle, or overrun the kingdom by sheer force of numbers, the Saxons resorted to poisoning the king's well.

I'm reminded by this card, to wonder how  many innocents died before the community realized what had been done. It is the ripples of what we do we have to monitor, as well as the immediate results.

"Success is more dangerous than failure, the ripples break over a wider coastline." ~ Graham Greene 1904-1991

2 comments:

  1. I knew this story but never thought about the consequences of poisoning the well.

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  2. I can just hear the politicians saying "It sounded like a good idea at the moment." People don't know how to take the long view of things anymore it seems.

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