Friday, September 25, 2009

Foundations

Daily Draw: Arcus Arcanum Tarot ~ 4 of Wands

I wonder how strong, or difficult, the marriages were of the pioneers who settled the lonesome prairies or untamed forests of the American West. Sheer needs must have required 100% teamwork and unity of purpose. Each other was all they had.

I'm reminded by this card of how easy it is to walk from the foundation of commitments so blithely made when all is sunshine and roses. Being here, caring for my in-laws I have a bird's eye view of a 62 year marriage that could only be termed difficult at best. Yet neither gave in or gave up on the other or themselves. Amazing.

"The irony of commitment is that it's deeply liberating -- in work, in play, in love. To commit is to remove your head as the barrier to your life" ~ Anne Morriss

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