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