Thursday, June 21, 2018

Bullroarer

Daily Draw: Tarot of the Origins ~ 2 of Wands/Nature

"Happy Development" A child and a stone toy.
Looks like a toy bullroarer with elements of learning involved.
Scraping my brain around into different mounds, trying to remember some childhood toys.

There was the red board. Supposed to mimic a woodpecker because one end was pointed. It has yellow legs pinioned into two spaces and became a walking woodpecker for as long as you wanted to bend over and lift it up and down so the legs swung.

There was the ever evolving round Quaker Oats box. We'd get a new one about once a month.

And the song Beep Beep The Little Nash Rambler makes me laugh still, and wonder how many miles my big brother and I crept and then ran full out around the house downstairs while it played.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Haves And Have-Nots

Daily Draw: Tarot of the Origins ~9 of Cups/Soul

"Necessity of ritual sacrifice"
Being impaled, while bound. Many nations have used this action through history. As capital punishment, like hanging, electrocuting, beheading, impaling supposedly deters miscreants.  And is the opposite spectrum from the standard card, a chubby man chortling over his nine cups.

Life is ever made up from the haves and the have-nots. If I were a desperate have not, there isn't much that would deter me from survival.
Odd old deck isn't it?

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Talent + Practice

Daily Draw: Tarot of the Origins ~ 3 of Coins/Jewels

"Abundant production" A craftsman offering a mask. I could happily go around the world just watching the production journey from a single person or original to finish giant manufacturing plant.

Yesterday our tree man came in and fell a telephone pole in the field next door. Came down exactally where he said it would, as have the trees we've had him fall. Talent + Practice. + thoughtfulness. He sawed it into eight foot sections for our corner and pull-to fence posts.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Blend And Drain

Daily Draw: Tarot of the Origins ~ Force/Temperance 

If we set aside the brain, which may or  may not be of any use, I wonder how much innate instinct we have compared to a rabbit or elk or dog. Not much, in primordial times, but enough.

Many readers say they read by their instincts rather than basic tarot structure. I wonder what they mean by that. I wonder if it could be said that I do too
.

As we blend, separate, reabsorb, and drain again, what we might of thought of as instinctive behavior ten or twenty years ago has probably reformed into new thoughts and responses. Each day we get, we remake ourselves from what we had, what we have, what we take what we are given. A good thing I think, giving us the path to better rather than stunted and misshapen.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Bull

Daily Draw: Tarot of the Origins ~ Moon

The feminine. That which pulls us and pushes us. The strength we find when our strength fails.

I'm reminded by this card I started a project this week which common sense about my eyes says is doomed to fail. Bull.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Who Pays

Daily Draw: Zillich Tarot ~ Justice/Adjustment

What about when things go amiss even when many eyes double check? This beautiful deck and the little book have a number of errors. Which should have been caught by the artist, author, and publisher.

How will Justice be meted? Thousands of decks to the landfill? Say it isn't so! Will the current purchasers get corrected cards and little book, or will new decks be shipped to them? Who will foot the expense?

I think there were two of this card, the other with oxen. The drivers goad and the yoke standing in for sword and scale. I want it. Adjustment indeed.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Below and Above

Daily Draw: Zillich Tarot ~ Temperance

A gender equal deck, he blends action + reaction, male + female, the truth and the vision, id + ego. Above and then below, below and then above.

I'm reminded by this card of a peasant farmer in a hard scrabble country vs. everyday life in a G6 nation. They have limited access to most things modern, we have exciting input around us 24/7. Both ends of the spectrum need Temperance to find the balance I feel makes my life worth living.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

My Mind Refuses To Mind

Daily Draw: Zillich Tarot ~ 8 of Swords

Don't lose the big picture by being caught up in the small stuff.
Perhaps this is where the light has been leaking from my days.

Small things which even by short term history are immaterial.
Animals die, houses burn, storms kill. There is no way to stop time or history to save anyone before or after the fact. Rather than the mad monkey mind which jumps from subject to subject, this mind lingers dwells drifts where it shouldn't, allowing even silken ribbons to drag us down.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Make It Stop

Daily Draw: Zillich Tarot ~ Queen of Cups

A creature of compassion: Sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others.
Creature of empathy: The ability to understand and share the feelings of another.
Creature of coping:  Dealing with responsibilities, problems, or difficulties in a calm and adequate manner.

I would attribute all these qualities to this Queen. To do it she also needs a stone heart and steel backbone. Because where does it stop, all this caring? The light at the edge of my wellness is wavering. And I know the second it started.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Gobbler

Daily Draw: Zillich Tarot ~ 7 of Cups

"Self-delusion and excess" Zillich

That could describe me a number of times over the years. Yet even now I delude myself that I'm cured of it.

The image of the gobbling queen is faint but the dead pheasant is very real. How many ways do I harm the earth, people I care about, my own heart with illusion?

Monday, June 11, 2018

Ossified

Daily Draw: Zillich Tarot ~ Death

A black pelt, borrowed feathers, ossified fingers.
It welcomes new life as future fodder.

I'm led to wonder, on this utterly gorgeous spring day, how many will die, unremarked, unfound, unnoticed, gone?

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Evidence Of Effort

Daily Draw: Zillich Tarot ~ 3 of Coins

Discipline + Effort = Goals
Is that a zippered folder? Are those rail tracks across the winter sky? Is he supporting the crystal to keep it from rolling back? Just resting his back? Pushing it uphill? Is he bothering with it because it is pretty and can be displayed as evidence of effort?

I wonder if visible evidence is a facet of my being a dedicated quiltmaker? Because if that counts then so would the remains of projects abandoned. Am I, did I learn anything from them? Is the 3 of Coins track so narrow as to not count learning as goal worthy?

The track of my efforts re: comments on the new blogger, leads me to wonder if my readers clicked on the G+ in the upper left and left a message, would I get it? Blogger no longer supports Open ID. Just how many tracks do I have going? Eight? Dozens? None?

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Beset Upon

Daily Draw: Food Fortunes Deck ~ 8 of Wands/Orange One

Our Orange One feels beset upon by leakers and enemies. No cure for him as he refuses to learn or even acknowledge, but in my youth I sometimes felt the same way.

I'm reminded by this card, a life lesson for me. At any given time a percentage will not care, actively dislike, or totally ignore me. That is a good thing. Keeps life real. Keeps ego in check.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Shalt Not Steal

Daily Draw: Food Fortunes Deck ~ 7 of Swords/Sides

I wonder if any popular writer in the last century has used the word shalt?

A common question asked writers is 'where do you get your ideas?' Same place everyone else does, seeds bubble to the top and get grabbed. The key is hold on and expand rather keep grabbing.

I'm reminded by this card to wonder why, when bad ideas bubble to the top, we grab and hold on to them? That bad idea in grade school to steal the packet of Fizzies from the school store. I still feel bad about it today. But I ate them. And the long term anxiety over the action taught me a valuable lesson. The things I earn have great value, and thing that was stolen has none.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Three Old Bags

Daily Draw: Food Fortunes Deck ~ 3 of Cups/Steeped One

I use Ty-phoo, PG Tips, Highland, Tetley, or Yorkshire tea, because they remind me of my dear friends in the UK.

I'm happy with using each bag three times. The first dip is more of a drive by. The bigger the mug the better. Black two sugars. Often with a quarter spoon of instant coffee.

I found that recipe by happy accident, I made tea in the cup that still contained some of my morning brewed coffee.

I never dated anyone twice that didn't want to sit at the kitchen table and drink tea with me. Tea. The miracle reviver.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Easy Decision

Daily Draw: Food Fortunes Deck ~ 2 of Wands/Mispronounced

The Doner, where many foods are mispronounced.
Is this why we choose the familiar rather than something new?

Me?
Crudités ("kroo-dee-TAY") cru-dites
Edamame ("eh-dah-MAH-meh") ede-aim
Hummus ("HOOM-uhs") Hum-us
Radicchio ("rah-DEE-kee-oh") radi-o-sho

There is a youtube on how to pronounce yogurt...Wonder we get through our day at all, isn't it? My newest pairing? Dannon light and fit Greek topped up with Great Grains cereal. Crunchy to the last drop. Easy Decision.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Mysophobia

Daily Draw: Food Fortunes Deck ~ World/Chip Breaker

Lost in the dip bowl. Crumbs and bits of Scoops, BBQue, Ruffles, Rice cakes, Triskits...

We all go in the world dip, and we come out soggy or bent, broke or whole, occasionally carrying someone else's dipper or DNA.

I can buy it, the bowl for the world. And there is always George's five second rule for germophobics.


Sunday, June 3, 2018

Three Constants

Daily Draw: Food Fortunes Deck ~ Queen of Sweets/Coins

If the Queen decrees it, it must be so.
No dessert in the house. Particularly the kitchen. Not even hidden in the bottom drawer of the chest no one uses. Not benind the dog food. Not on the top shelf. Not in the Jeep, no not under the seat.

Rob, quilting, and Weight Watchers have been the three constants of my adult life. About once a decade I renew my get the weight back off relationship with WW. Funny how we can say every morning, today is the day. And it lasts about eight minutes. And then one day we are 'in the zone', act like an adult, and plow through the pounds. Humans are funny people.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Trilateral

Daily Draw: Spiral Tarot ~ 3 of Wands

"Looking over the business of the day" Steventon

I'm in the process of listing a lot of decks for sale. When I came to the office this morning the LWB for the Trilateral Tarot was in the hallway.  Cards were on the floor. The original knit bag seems to be missing entirely.

Later: Four cards on the fourth stair step. Bag and one card in the bedroom. Honcho is polishing his halo. Perhaps we have another reader in the family? Amazingly, no teeth marks. I'm grateful for small favors.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Goodie

Daily Draw: Spiral Tarot ~ Queen of Coins

"Practical and comfortable" Steventon

This Queen seems to be the 9 of Coins lady, older, smarter.
I'm out of the trial for my eyes. One is too good, one is too bad.
The practical side immediately thought, goodie, they will be just right for the fourth trial when they know even more.
Reality says the little featherweight sewing machine I take in the RV is no longer realistic for my sight. Instead of grieving, I'm thinking, goodie, sell it, get a small machine with better light and self threader.

I shout at myself, I don't want to know! but wiser, I'm booked for the chest cat scan and the mammogram.
A wise woman brooks no excuses. Comfortable isn't very sexy, but practical is the key of my life.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Harlequin

Daily Draw: Spiral Tarot ~ 2 of Coins

Moderation. Not my strong point.

I'm the epitome of harlequin suit.  No gray, only black and white.
Things I've chosen to be part of I give my full support.
Lurker I will not be.

Not a part? Out of mind and life.
In a world all alone this facet would probably be beneficial.
In the real world? Not so much.
I work against this every day, yet little moderation occurs.
I yam what I yam, doesn't mean I have to like or encourage it.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

A Great Carrot

Daily Draw: Spiral Tarot ~ 7 of Wands

"Making a stand when challenged" Steventon
His wheat has gone to head but is way too short. What is he working with, cottonwood or willow saplings? If they are sprouting his climate is too wet to grow grain. Perhaps his challenge is personal stubbornness?

As if I can cast aspersions on how others deal with roadblocks and recalcitrant minds. I'm using a carrot on the stick on myself this week. To move some of the 'for ebay' sludge. My carrot is a small traveling sewing machine that better serves the reality of my vision. My pocketbook says go buy it, my character says go work for it.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Ain't Got The Time

Daily Draw: Spiral Tarot ~ Chariot

"sheer determination drives the apparently immovable chariot" Steventon

I like that take. How in the world? is a phrase we might say or hear. The potential is in all of us to rise above the easy way, just because we don't doesn't mean we can't.

"If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?" ~ John Wooden 1910-2010

Monday, May 28, 2018

Self-Sufficiency

Daily Draw: Spiral Tarot ~ High Priestess

"Self-sufficiency sometimes leads to isolation" (Steventon)
Twenty years ago to get a newspaper we had to go downtown. Maybe swing by the bank and talk to Liz, hit the mini-mart, see how Denise's husband was doing. See what was new at the quilt shop, pick up some bread at the grocers.

As much as I love the features of my computers, it has indeed removed the need to go out and press the flesh. I can't think of anything I can't order and have delivered. There aren't any questions that I need to wait to have answered. I don't have to go camping to know what the RV parks are like. I don't have to see someone to have friends. Weird old world.

"This is a fine mess you've gotten us into Ollie." missquote, Laurel and Hardy 1930

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Retro Trailblazer

Daily Draw: Spiral Tarot ~ 2 of Wands

An ageing bumpkin wondering where he went amiss, ignoring what the modern day world offers.
Someone longing for the good old days, when the day we live in is the only good old day we get.
A retro trailblazer waiting for everyone else to catch up, wondering where to lead the sheeple next.

I'm reminded by this card our differences are what make us interesting, and a little reflection and planning never hurt anyone.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

I Don't Believe

Daily Draw: Game of Thrones Tarot ~ 8 of Coins

A blacksmith working on Faith of the Seven currency through the night. Eh? Through the night? Would a professional really be pounding something that intricate with a hammer? Could Faith coins that big be of any use as currency?

I've enjoyed working with this deck, it is an 8 of Coins product. Linen cardstock, hardback little book, beautifully cased. Well presented, even if I don't believe the 8 of coins image I know what it stands for.

Friday, May 25, 2018

The Aggregate

Daily Draw: Game of Thrones Tarot ~ 2 of Wands/Spears

Today's choice? Not a choice at all. According to Google, Blogger posts are now blocked in the EU. With a notice saying they and many others cannot acquiesce to the EU's demands about transparency in tracking.

Daenerys, whose fortunes have turned and turned again, watches Drogon soar and probably wonders if the clutch of three will be the only things trustable in her world.

Dragons are probably the only thing anyone can trust in today's online world. To believe otherwise is a fool's game, soaked in the hubris we have kept ourselves quiet, no one cares who little old me is or does. They don't, it is the aggregate of all the littles that matters.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Circus

Daily Draw: Game of Thrones Tarot ~ 3 of Swords

The sword hilts of House Stark, Lannister, Baratheon. From small sibling dramas to all out war, going back thousands of years. There is no thing too small to argue about, no person who cannot be used for bait or trade or ransom fodder.

I'm reminded by this card the closer someone is to the top of the pile the more clear the big picture becomes. While everyone in the small picture get crushed. What a way to run the circus.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Starshine

Daily Draw: Game of Thrones ~ Star

"Keeping the faith" Liz Dean
Sansa's candle, lit in the high window, hoping for release and escape. Many lifetimes worth of adventures and terrors happen to each character in the course of these many books.

I'm reminded by this card, we savor or overcome what life gives us on an hour to hour basis. Keeping the faith for or against our circumstances helps ground us; knowing the whole of our life at once would probably break us. Starshine, eternal light of hope and balance.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Effort and Will

Daily Draw: Game of Thrones Tarot ~ 9 of Cups

Samwise has apparently made it to the Citadel, school of the Maesters. Sam had one of those tough guy fathers who was continually disappointed in him and let him know it time and time again. We have been watching Charlie Chan movies and although said with a smile he also constantly put down his sons. Words cut just as deep as swords although they aren't always meant to.

This 9 of Cups indicates Samwise rose above the situation in which he was left, with the help of a true friend and adults who saw he never gave up trying. The 9 of Cups isn't a gift, a free ride, a wishes granted card, but speaks of the real reward for our own will and effort to reach our goal.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Offense Defense

Daily Draw: Game of Thrones Tarot ~ 9 of Wands/Spears

"Determination, Defense, Boundaries" Liz Dean
I'm just half way through the second book of the series, so I have billions of characters to yet meet. And see suffer. And watch die. House Bolton's heraldry is represented by a flayed man presented upside down. To instill psychological terror before the battle.

But what about our own defenses in daily life? We hold back sharing ideas for fear of being laughed at. We hold back opinions rather than hurt someone's feelings, or share them in order to hurt. We might shun someone we don't like or invite someone in to live with us because they share the same goals.

I'm reminded by this card many actions we do unconsciously because our strongest feelings have been with us so long. I'm thinking to sit and have a cup of tea rather than catch up with the walkers Saturday was a form of defense, outsider, late to the party.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

For The Pleasure

Daily Draw: Game of Thrones Tarot ~ 3 of Cups

"Celebration, friendship, replenishment" Liz Dean
I spent yesterday in the company of two aunts and five cousins. I could have begged off, I was bone tired and my eyes felt like furnaces.

Instead I jumped in the jeep with watermelon, carrot chips, and sauerkraut salad. Ate my first rice cracker. Covered my food tracker and ate two servings of broccoli salad that had a pound of bacon in it. Laughed till we cried. Reclined on the deck with the birds and a cup of tea while they walked four miles. Admired everything in Margie's house. A new cousin in law played the piano! Remembered those who are gone.

Clinking glasses, it was worth the trip. Thank you ladies, for the pleasure of your company.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Weeping Wallet

Daily Draw: Grand Etteilla ~ #60 Economy

After nothing but a cup of yogurt at 4:00 AM yesterday, I wandered the SLC airport hunting for food while waiting for my flight home last night.  Up and down three concourses.

Maybe I wasn't hungry, but tired. I ended up buying a small bag of popcorn. 5 US bucks. 4.24 euros. 31.63 Krones. 6.6 Australian dollars. My wallet is still weeping.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Mr. Lowy

Daily Draw: Grand Etteilla ~ 10 of Swords

Good I'm using reversals with this deck. "Sorrows and tears unless this card is upside down, in which case things get better"

Leaving in a few minutes for Salt Lake City and the first of twelve potential visits for experimental eye surgery. Thank you Mr Lowy, for your support toward finding a cure. Your generosity is unmatched.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Rob's Socks

Daily Draw: Grand Etteilla ~ #23 Queen of Wands

In comparing today's #23 with yesterday's #16, I see the former is holding a sword, as today's is holding a wand or stick. So is the Queen of Swords really vicious? Is the Queen of Wands really virtuous?

We could walk around with a bag over our heads for as much as we know someone else. I'm reading about the 1968 Tet offensive, and it noted one group, going by foot, had their C-rations in a sock tied to their belt. It struck me as a funny image so I asked Rob if he had ever done that.

He said no, as chopper crew, if they did go out it was for quick forays, if they came back alive, it was in  time for chow. But the sock was so nothing clanked if the soldier was on foot. Anyway...I learned something about Rob's socks I hadn't known before this week. Connected with the Queens...probably only by me.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Assault

Daily Draw: Grand Etteilla ~ #51 Empress

This card gives us the Empress as a malicious woman or widowhood. Known lots of widows, but can't think of a single malicious woman.

I consider myself fortunate, hearing about the bullying on-line and in person. The closest brush I've ever had was Martha, who liked to push me around in PE class. One day I slugged her in the chest and it stopped.

Today I'd probably be kicked out of school for assault and possibly sued.
It is a weird old world and I'm double glad I'm not a child of today.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Goody Two Shoes

Daily Draw: Grand Etteilla ~ #16 Judgement

"Invokes understanding and devotion,
or provokes suspicion and foolishness"

I have an anchor on it but judging is just one of my faults. I cringe from it in other people and when I hear it coming up in my mind I try to figure out what riles me and throttle the snark.

Sound goody two shoes to you? That is me. now guessing what you are judging. Getting my back up, with preconceived notions.

Yoga in a few hours. See me after that, and you will meet a woman incapable of judging anyone. For a few hours anyway.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Flummoxed

Daily Draw: Grand Etteilla ~ #33 End of Worries

"A good card. Stimulates action and encourages imitative"

A century later this card is pictured as three swords through a bleeding heart. Perhaps second only to Death as a card querents hate to see come up in a spread.

Humans hate and dread change that upsets the equilibrium. If not ever offered the ending the 3 Sticks brings it would still be 1810 with electricity running water sterile hospitals being banned before beginning. Electricity letting the devil in, used water is icky, what? wash my hands being the viewpoint.

All that said to say, we always have and always will act with initiative when flummoxed by life. The better part of our nature.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Cadge

Daily Draw: Grand Etteilla ~ #19 Capitol

Misery in poverty, going or coming from prison.
That would be a full day. If combined in a spread with #22 run away!

I've been to prison twice. Once in the mid-80s to visit a friend. He was brought down the stairs into an open meeting room. I rushed right over and gave him a big hug.  They marched him back upstairs and searched him. Not supposed to touch the inmates. I was red faced, but not sorry I got in a good hug, I expect it was the only one he had while incarcerated.

Once in the mid-90s to visit my little brother. They wouldn't let me in because the wand showed metal. My underwire bra as it turned out. I could take my bra off and go in or I could get out. I got out.

The lesson prison taught my brother was how to fine tune his ability to cadge.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Free Association Hairball

Daily Draw: Blum/Gern Runes ~ Laguz/Flow

A Julia Cameron task was morning pages. First thing when I got up, three pages, written fast, with no thought about spelling punctuation sentence structure.  Just words, flung.

I never read anything I'd written, but through the day I mentally worked over the hairball I'd harked up. Some years later I pitched the journal in the burn barrel, a poor mans funeral pyre.

But from that book of scribbles this blog eventually flowed out. I got over being private. or caring what anyone thought. Some day I'll even get over mother. I'm often amazed and occasionally horrified by what flows from my keyboard. I write for myself, and introduce me to me, via flow.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Take The Chairs

Daily Draw: Blum//Gern Runes ~ Inguz/Fertility

Energize to channel more energy. The more you do the more you can. Follow a type A person around for a day. Problem solve rather than avoid. The more you finish the more you can finish.

That all sounds like an affirmation that might be written on the bathroom mirror. That we might not notice anymore. I wonder what we would accomplish if we took all the chairs out of the house?

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Seasons and Decades

Daily Draw: Blum/Gern Runes ~ Naudiz/Constrained

Who knows how we get there but most of us are carrying some kind of self made millstone. Millstones will grind exceedingly small, and we push and push, until that big kernel of doubt or hurt is fractured into many more small ones. Why do we do this to ourselves? Because we can? Because we are human and complicated?

Living with this we harm our physical health, destroy undeserving relationships, cut our self off from joy, and restrict our potential.

I've cut away personal millstones over the seasons and years of this century. They take time to grow and grind. And to recognize, own, and release them for what they are.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Vapor Dream

Daily Draw: Blum/Gern Runes ~ Gebo/Partnership

In the '90s we had a sideline of growing cut flowers. I had lobby sized bouquets where ever I spent much time. A hobby business that gave in nature, gave at home, gave at work, and gave a little money too.

We had a neighbor who wanted to make a partnership. He wanted to fly around the world to the great flower shows and buy new stock. We needed to think much bigger! We had seven hundred dollars in the flower account and me to do the grunt work, and both of us with full time jobs.

I sometimes think of that morning, Ken so excited and Rob and I looking bug eyed at each other...a shiny partnership dream made of vapor and nothing more.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Visually Grazing

Daily Draw: Blum/Gern Runes ~ Winja/Joy

To the Goths, this rune translated into pasture for contented grazing. The difference between surviving or not.

That is good enough for me, visually grazing on Hood Canal.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Inertia Incarnate

Daily Draw: Blum/Gern Runes ~ Ansuz/Signals

Slap in the face. Bolt out of the blue. Tripped over it. Blast from the past. Mother always said. Wake up call.

All said tongue in cheek, but it really does take a wake up call to get my attention now. I spent so long mind sick a lot of things got away from me.

It is only as I've come back into myself that the 'blind to it' things have began to reappear. First a little frown of puzzlement. Followed eventually by Am I blind or what? How did this happen?

This blindness is inertia incarnate. Where was I all that time?

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Snark

Daily Draw: Etruscan Tarot ~ 7 of Swords

"woman hides face and knife" Minetti

"I pass by complicated quilts at shows, they are made by people who have too much time on their hands."
This wasn't directed at me, but an opinion on a quilt forum thread.
But I did indeed take it personally. Rude, insensitive, unthinking? Yes and no.

I'm reminded by this hidden knife and its carrier, we hear and say stuff like this all the time. Sometimes hidden behind snarky intent, sometimes totally unintentional and undirected. I've been a lot more thoughtful about my interactions this week, I'd never want to denigrate someone else's passions and work. If challenged, can't you take a joke, makes it intentional. I do not want to be the figure on this card.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Baton and Bow

Daily Draw: Etruscan Tarot ~ Page of Wand

"hunter trying to catch bird" Minetti
Big baton small man?
Big man small bow?
Small bird, good luck with either.

How often are our tools the wrong size for the job?
How often are we the hammer, how often the nail?
I wish the bird safe journey, don't want anyone to starve.

We live a life of conundrums


Thursday, May 3, 2018

Crescent

Daily Draw: Etruscan Tarot ~ Fool

"Man Dancing Freedom" Minetti

5441 steps at 8:45 AM. Day two, mowing the lawn.
I love mowing the lawn and this time I accidentally came upon a new direction. Something that would only please a Fool. But a Fool wouldn't know my backstory.









The descending curves are a result of not correcting my turn on each end. How many ways can I apply this happy accident to  my life? I'm thinking many.