Monday, September 30, 2019

Raise The Bar

Chinese Tarot ~ 10 of Coins

Legging of lamellar armor, is this a warrior? Many layers of clothing, northern climes? Helmet, high rank? Florid face, high blood pressure, too much wine, anger management issues?

Compared to straw shoes, loose trousers, and faded shirt of a peasant this figure seems rich beyond compare. But is he? I see a man weighted by accoutrements and limited by requirements rather than free via wealth.

The thing is, we can look at a stranger and make all kind of assumptions and guesswork, all or none may be right, and we'll never know the heart of that stranger. A peasant may be rich beyond compare in common sense and family values, a king could be eyeballs in debt and penurious of heart and mind. By what and whose bar are we measuring who is having a 10 of Coins life? Are we

4 comments:

  1. If I can focus on what I have rather than what I want, it's definitely a ten. :)

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    1. If I didn't stay on top of it I could make myself crazy with everyone else is 10 and I'm 4 ;) If I still did tv and magazines I'd be bombarded with glossy ads and action photos of everything I'm not, everything I don't have. then I wonder if I'm just being bull headed and contrary which isn't my intent. Maybe I would be happier with a bigger shinier faster whatever...so I know I'm still being influenced by what passes before my eyebulbs, awae or not. Raining and 90 here. Refusing to cry like a girlie and run home :)

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  2. Hopefully. 97° here today. Better than the three feet of snow in the mountains in Montana and the High Rockies.

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  3. no kidding but our plan is home via Montana and Colorado and Wyoming ;)

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