June 25th, 2006

Madonna del "Magnificat" (detail)

Nearly There

It is Sunday morning, quiet. Again a warm and sunny day. My Card of the Day does not reflect that. It's 10 of Wands from the Gilded Tarot: a man carries a lot of wands on his back. I do too. I am writing a course on the Major Arcana, one card, one lesson. I am working on the Judgement-card right now. It is hard. I feel I repeat myself. But maybe the Judgement-card repeats earlier themes too? It is if I cannot enter the card, cannot get into the theme. Don't I know resurrection myself? Is it that grim? Always doubting? 

                                                                                                   

There is more bravery in the Gilded version than in the RWS. The man carries the wands bravely on his back. They are not in front of him as in the RWS, so this man here is able to see the goal he is heading for. I take this as an encouragement: I am nearly there. I will carry on bravely. But, I really want to take it lightly.