Monday, May 1, 2017

Stumble Away

Daily Draw: Chinese Tarot ~ 8 of Cups

"A drinking melody by eight gods". This card is dedicated to poets and artists of the Tang dynasty, 618-907 BCE. I wonder if being remembered for this is preferable to not being remembered at all?

I said this once before here, but every single part of my life I regret was fueled by alcohol. I don't want to remember it, let alone being remembered because of it. Walking away isn't always a sad/bad thing.

"It is the wine that leads me on,
the wild wine that sets the wisest man to sing at the top of his lungs,
and laugh like a fool – it drives the man to dancing...
it even tempts him to blurt out stories better never told." ~ Homer   (c. 750 BCE)  The Odyssey


  1. We seem to be on the same page today. My biggest regrets were always fueled by uncontrolled rage. Add alcohol and it could burn for years...

  2. I sometimes miss all my good time charlies. When I got into real estate 20+ years ago I had to give up the weekend boozing. I sometimes wonder what happened to all my 'friends' and then I remember that I can still find them on a barstool somewhere. I walked away from those eight of cups.

  3. yes it was all a huge bunch of fun...till I was sober and listened to it. Or watched it take my little brother down to the street.


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