Daily Draw: Golden Tarot, Two of Wands
The choice card. Kat Black writes that there is a sense of dissatisfaction and yearning in this card. The merchant holding unfulfilled dreams in his hand.
The discarded 'idea' on the wall reminds me that teaching and research are competing wands in my institution when they should be complementary.
I came into this profession because I wanted to be a 'merchant of ideas'. Without research I have nothing to 'sell' but second hand junk. Time to pick up that wand.
In the case of sociology however, we are always walking on hot coals, and the things we discuss are alive, they're not dead and buried.
Pierre Bourdieu, 1930-2002