Monday, October 23, 2017

Can't Miss What We Don't Know

Daily Draw: Ostara Tarot ~ 10 of Coins

The provider, the breadwinner, the support pinion, the responsible one. I wonder what percentage of children today have a similar family unit like I grew up in. The traditional, the benchmark: father breadwinner, mother support, and four children co-responsible. No divorce.

Only three of the girls I grew up with had mothers who worked outside the home. One of those was a single mother with five kids. If I had to guess, I'd say today would be a reverse of my statistics.

My life veered off the conventional because I worked full time from  sixteen to retirement and didn't have kids. Some of the income was from conventional jobs, some based on self-employment.

Long speech to say not much. I'm thinking I can't miss what I didn't know and maybe it is that way for most of today's families.

5 comments:

  1. That is so true. I am quite happy with my collection of coins and I don't miss the ones I don't have but sometimes my mind wanders and thinks what if....but that is dreaming and not missing. :)

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  2. From infancy to six, I grew up with a single, working mom and two grandparents. At six, I got stepdad number one, who came with four kids of his own. He had big dreams and no sense when it came to managing money. My mom went from supporting one kid to supporting five and a husband. I often wondered what it would be like to grow up in a "normal" family. I learned not to depend on other people to support me.

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    1. I learned that too. In some respects it has been helpful in others not so much. Learning to ask for and accept support from others seems to be lifetime's lesson for me...

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  3. I really like that Ten of Pentacles. Not sure what an octopus has glasses for.

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  4. this is a delightful deck. I've avoided collaborative decks because I find the art so disjointed. This deck wasn't done by 78 people but four artists. The swords is the weakest suit, nearly pips, but still thoughtful. Love the courts, how often can we say that? 13 bucks on ebay.

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