Saturday, October 29, 2016

Run While You Still Can

Daily Draw: Animals Divine Tarot ~ 10 of Wands/Tortoise

He is coming towards us rather than away, uncommon for a card that generally shows great burdens we have willing shouldered which exact a great price, even to madness and death at times.

Why do we do it? Like this tortoise who sees and ponders the burden, we have no idea when we start how heavy the commitment will be or how long we'll carry it. So we take it on, one step at a time, to the end.

"The pain is unrelenting; one does not abandon, even briefly, one's bed of nails, one is attached to it wherever one goes." ~ William Styron 1925-2006


  1. My FIL was fond of saying (in the restaurant business), "Keep your head down and your tail up." He meant just do what is right in front of you and don't get overwhelmed by anxious thoughts that distract from what needs to be done now.

  2. Thank you for sharing this observation. I would not have had this perspective and your take is enlightening. I hope you have not taken a task on that has over burdened you, and if so, may you prevail.

    1. I've released all of my burdens, all that remains is after effects. Which may last to death. It is better than the burdens though :)


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