Ludy Lescot Tarot offers me today is one of unspeakable grief and absolute horror.
This blood-spattered woman with her torn dress and smeared make-up seems to pay no heed to her own state. All she can think of is the three toddlers in the rubble-filled room behind her, pierced by swords. Though she clutches a cross, I wonder what strength she can draw from it. The cross may have saved her life, but that just leaves her to cope with the repugnant sight of three beautiful young children slaughtered. Maybe, though, it will help give her faith that there is some purpose in life, even in the face of such tragedy. Certainly, she may need to hold onto something if she is to make it through to the other side of heartbreak.
Today is the day I see counselling clients, so I hope I can be the presence that helps someone through hard times.
I am grateful for each day that I can kiss and play with my son.