Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Unwanted Gifts

Daily Draw: Margarete Petersen Tarot ~ 10 of Swords/Feathers

When is a gift not a gift?
Does horrific childhood, grief, being a prisoner of war, a penniless refugee, hate, constant pain, being bullied make any of us better or stronger?

I'm reminded by this card the one commonality is survivorship. And it isn't always pretty or uplifting.

"I am a frayed and nibbled survivor in a fallen world." ~  Annie Dillard 1945-


  1. I try to find meaning in the bad and the ugly but perhaps that's the "making everything okay as soon as possible" side of me. :)

  2. A gift is not a gift when it is used as coercion, bait to get me to go or do something that is contrary to what is good for me.

  3. To survive with an open heart rather than one encased in armor is truly a miracle.


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