Tarot of the Dream Enchantress (Lo Scarabeo, 2009) which highlights the difference between European and American publishers. The publishers of the Wildwood Tarot wouldn't allow even highly appropriate nudity, whereas here we have a Lovers card which could easily be counted as soft porn.
It makes me think about what our choices are based on: do we act based on our head, our heart, or some other part of our anatomy? For me, if our heart is involved as well as other parts, then it's probably a good choice, no matter what others may think and how they may react. Because that's another aspect of choice: what will the consequences of our actions be? Here, a blue-haired angel flies in the air with a red-haired woman, locked in a passionate embrace. According to most monotheistic religions, this would be reason enough to throw him down from heaven, one of the fallen, excluded from paradise. Yet these days, more and more, love in its many guises is being accepted, though it is still often a battle, be it familial or social.
Today Big Boy is still ill, but I have found people to take care of him while I go out to work. It's the sort of choice I sometimes question - should I just stay home with him? And I'm sure some people may think me a terrible mother that I don't do so. Still, that is my choice today.
Update: Another choice I'm making is to dial back on video blogs until next year - I have loads of essay deadlines etc coming up, as well as some hectic work commitments, and even a brief family holiday. I may post the odd video blog, but I shall try to restrain myself as I really should be spending the time on finishing up my Masters. All the essays have to be in by the 12th of December, so there may be Yule video blogs ;)
I am grateful for the possibility to make choices about what I do as a mother and a person.