Daily Draw: Animal Totem Tarot ~ Knight of Cups/Blue Foot Booby
From the book: "the most dangerous quest of all is the one of the heart". My mind went straight to Barb. From a 2008 post: I once told a friend if we put all the men she'd dated (and married) in a locked room the world would be safe for womankind. Her judgment in men was obscured by her desperation, she didn't feel complete unless there was a man in her life.
I'm reminded by this Knight, Blue Boobies don't mate with Red Boobies but how do humans ever know who isn't blue and who isn't red? Mostly we don't. I got lucky because I knew at 17 what I didn't want which cut out about 75% of the local gene pool. My Knight is still my choice, but I still don't know if he is the Blue Foot or the Red Foot. And maybe that is what doesn't matter at all.
The Blue Booby
The blue booby lives on the bare rocks of Galápagos and fears nothing.
It is a simple life: they live on fish, and there are few predators.
Also, the males do not make fools of themselves chasing after the young ladies.
Rather, they gather the blue objects of the world
and construct from them a nest—an occasional Gaulois package,
a string of beads, a piece of cloth from a sailor’s suit.
This replaces the need for dazzling plumage;
in fact, in the past fifty million years the male has grown considerably duller,
nor can he sing well. The female, though, asks little of him—
the blue satisfies her completely, has a magical effect on her.
When she returns from her day, she sees he has found her a new shred of blue foil:
for this she rewards him with her dark body,
the stars turn slowly in the blue foil beside them like the eyes of a mild savior. James Tate 1943-2015