Monday, 10 April 2017

Curious light

Daily Draw: Paulina Tarot, The Hermit 

I was thinking how odd it was to get last minute called into the office on a Hermit day and then I arrived for my meeting a whole month early...

Should have paid more attention to the card as well as my emails. 

This hermit is supported on her meditative journey by two contemplative companions carrying their own light. One eyes closed under cover of a brain shelter, the other awake carrying a gold pocket watch. 

Not sure if the message is hurry up your hermit time or take longer. It's mindfulness class tomorrow so I might take my steer from that. 

Time and space - time to be alone, space to move about - these may well become the great scarcities of tomorrow. 

Edwin Way Teale

8 comments:

  1. I did that with a doctor appointment and yoga practice. It is a humblerer

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  2. I think other priorities have pushed Hermit time right off the calendar page.
    I once took my daughter to a classmates's birthday - on the wrong day. :D

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    1. I've done it once or twice before - at least time I didn't cause a flutter of panic by sending an email to all delegates saying I might be a little late!

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  3. I can't remember~having an experience like that. Or my memory is rapidly declining or I am a control freak by nature :D
    PS. love The hermit always and forever!

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    1. and it's lovely to see a ladyhermit...

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  4. What is with the bird on the head? A few days back you had I think the Nine of Pentacles who sported a bird headdress as well. Do you or the author have a view or interpretation of this bird thing? Both are women with things on their mind...?

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    1. Good question. I think I overlooked it as a stylistic thing but I've checked the deck and these are the only two headbirds although some characters wear feathers. Bird number 1 no authorial explanation. Bird 2 leads the hermit to 'transcendent new experiences' Things on their mind is a good one, bird brain, feather brain are alternatives. You've got my cogs going now :)

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    2. I love the cards, bird brain, hare brained, left brain, right brain.

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