Wednesday, 22 June 2011
Once again, this image is very different from the traditional battlefield scene, with a victor claiming all the swords. Nevertheless, I see a connection. This seems to me to be almost the opposite point of view. Although still guarded by his chain-mailed soldiers, and flanked by his knights, this King is walking away from the battlements, with his sword held in a ceremonial rather than a battle ready way. He wears no armour, and his expression shows no happiness. Has he agreed to a truce or surrender? Is he walking down to negotiate the take-over of his castle?
This card reminds me that sometimes we have to know when to call it a day and give in.
I am grateful to be able to stop fighting daily battles, if only temporarily.