All Hallows Tarot. It's a deck I've had a while, but I hadn't dug it out for quite some time. It's great to have had this reminder of just what a gorgeous deck it is! Anyhow, for this last draw I pulled the Five of Cups.
Somehow, these squashed and destroyed pumpkins feel even sadder than spilled cups. Firstly, perhaps, because they've been anthropomorphised by being carved. Secondly because they're not just spilling their contents, but have been smashed to bits. So, it feels like a reminder of people in our lives who have died, rather than just nostalgia for a lost love. I guess that fits well with the time of year, a time to honour the souls of the dead. Still, the reminder is also there that, after we have thought of our beloved dead, we still have the living to (re)turn to.
Today my mum is coming over to visit. Perhaps we can reminisce about my favourite grandmother, my mother's mother, and make a toast to her. Maybe, too, together we can also remeber my father, who died last year.
I am grateful for the time I spent with my grandmother and my father, and the time I still have to spend with other friends and family now.