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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

On The March

Daily Draw: Minchiate Etruria ~ Page of Swords

He is listed as a "young man that causes suffering". My mind went in a different direction, wondering if he was wearing short leggings. And if he were on-site somewhere practicing feint and parry, stab and hack.

I'm reminded by this card, until very recently, if you didn't have employment you starved. Joining the military was often a lifetime career; if you were posted to distant lands to keep order, that was likely where you'd spend the rest of your life. And on that march you carried and wore everything you owned and needed. And I think the leggings are shield shadow.

"The history of any one part of the earth, like the life of a soldier, consists of long periods of boredom and short periods of terror. " ~ Derek Ager 1923-1993

7 comments:

  1. I think I would either starve or being killed on the first day on the job :)

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    1. they must have had full body calluses. Perhaps that is one reasons it was daily wear, so the calluses didn't go away.

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  2. Bare arms and bare legs... he must be somewhere warm. Like the analogy of full body calluses.

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  3. The Fool in everyday life. Carrying all that he/she needs with her. War is a fool's crusade. No one wins.

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  4. There is so much to observe in each card in this deck. Roman sandals, suspenders, short leggings and back pack. To me he looks like he is bent in two trying to do his job (if a little obsessively) Quite a contrast with other decks where the page bursts in waving the sword around...

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    1. could be perfecting his golf swing?

      I agree Carolyn, war IS a fool's crusade, paid for with soldier's lives, not the warmongers

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    2. Perfecting his golf swing - that made me chuckle :)

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