So I may have taken my advice to do 'one thing at a time' and almost achieved a grand total of one post for the whole of January...
Rather than charity (which implies an unequal relation) this card speaks of the Latin word caritas meaning love. Different from the classic RWS the loving healer is not positioned above the fairy with the torn wing but beside her. As the guidebook states the healing relation is a blessing that flows both ways. The healer gets to practice her art and by accepting her care the fairy is made whole again both physically and spiritually. This blessing would not have happened if the fairy had treated herself.
Friday turned to be a blessings day. A dear friend and colleague surprised me with a gift of a book of Rumi poems. I was really touched by the thought and will cherish the book far more than if I had bought it myself.
There is a poem for each day of the year. Here is number 243
It is love
that spins our souls aloft
It is love
that exhorts even the mountains to dance