|By Leo Tang|
Here we meet the Hanged Man, a white bat wrapped cocoon-like in his own wings. He dangles from a spindly tree, with another curving across to meet it, creating a lovely frame for the full moon behind him. In a strange play on perspective, a mountain rises in the distance, seeming dwarfed by both moon and bat. It pokes straight up, as though the moon were a bubble that could come to rest on this little pedestal... or be popped by it!
In the Hanged Man's hand is a bok with a long-eared bunny on the cover. And though he holds onto the tree with one foot, he is also tied to it by a hangman's noose-type rope. So, is he just hanging out, taking some time to study before getting on with things? Or is he trapped but making the best of it? I like the suggestion that this is all part of a cycle (the moon), and that wisdom will come of it (the mountain).
Huh, looking at this card makes me think I'd like to take some time to read a novel. Though actually, what my Dear One and I are planning is a trip out to see the new Star Trek film: Into Darkness :D Won't get much done that way, and I'm not sure how "educational" it'll be, but at least it's a fun break in our routine.
I am grateful for an evening out with my love.