Friday, July 22, 2016

Easy It Isn't

Daily Draw: Tabula Mundi Tarot ~ Adjustment/Justice

She isn't just standing there static, expecting perfection, but rather showing us the way to balance via constant adjustments.

I'm reminded by this rendition of Ma'at with her heart and feather, well and good are moving targets. Life changes can happen instantly, and what was balance yesterday or five minutes ago, now requires a whole new equanimity toolbox. If it were easy, everyone would do it.

"What you have become is the price you paid to get what you used to want." ~ Mignon McLaughlin 1913-1983 The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

7 comments:

  1. Is it 'you are what you do or do what you are?' Somedays I feel like I walk a tight rope, so balance is imperative. Hope you are doing fabulously.

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  2. we always have options, whether we avail ourselves of them or not. It is the easiest thing to forget because humans don't like change.

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  3. Those musical notes, the feathers and the theme of continual small adjustments adding up to something beautiful remind me of the Silver Swan at the Bowes Museum. Here's a link, hopefully it works or you might need to paste into browser

    https://youtu.be/AOXqCuqDOiI

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    1. wow, Nearly 300 years old and jaw dropping. As we have nearly zero old things here, the rule of thumb is build it to last 25 years and then we'll tear it down if it hasn't fallen down, and put up new.

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    2. We have quite a throw away culture here now. Still a few craftspeople about but I don't know if anyone could make something like this today.

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  4. Another thing. The depiction of Ma'at reminds me of the paintings and scuplture of Degas. That is a beautiful deck and beautifully interpreted by yourself. Thanks for sparking a Friday night art fest!

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  5. Love the use of music in this card. Even guitars and pianos need tuning after being played a lot.

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