Steampunk Tarot offers an image of chaos and yet joy with today's card, the Ten of Cups.
There is something so fun and cheerful about this card, despite the rambunctious bedlam it portrays. Clowns and showgirls, schoolgirls and teachers, and an eccentric aunt in love with her gramaphone; this card is a reminder that families often have patterns that feel normal to those within them, but feel totally bizarre to an outsider (even if that outsider is a member).
I notice, too, the sign above their heads - Welcome Home. Home is not just about the place where we live, but about all the people we share our lives with in one way or another. It reminds me that while our blood family is chosen by birth, we get to choose the family of our heart.
So, what does all of this have to do with my day? Well, for one thing I'm translating a letter for my step-father. When it came through, I wasn't hugely keen - three sides of customer complaints and engineering jargon! However, he is the kindest, most caring and generous man I know. So, I should have it finished by mid-morning :)
I am grateful for my family in all its shapes and guises.