|The Steampunk Tarot. Text by Barbara Moore,|
artwork by Aly Fell. © 2012, Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd. 2143 Wooddale
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This time it is the Page of Cups who raises her glass to us as she stands by the seashore. Above her flies what looks like a jet-powered dirigible. And as for her clothing, well, I don't know where to start! Barbara Moore describes her as someone with "a rather alarming wardrobe" :) Still, I have to say I love the clockwork detail on the hem of her jacket! Everything else she's wearing though...
The sea behind her is gently rolling in, not powerful waves that would crush us, yet still a force to be reckoned with. And the fact that there is an extremely fast-moving dirigible above her says something about the speed with which her thoughts and fancy flit from one thing to the next. Because this Page invests herself emotionally, but the "depth" of her feeling does not equate with commitment. The cup in her hand holds red wine, speaking of the intoxication she feels from her emotions.
Still, there's something to be said for this Page's willingness to fall in love, be it with a person, a thing, or an idea. Emotional openness and a joy in experimenting, in trying new things, are good qualities if we want to stay young at heart.
Perhaps today I can love myself a little better, it's something I've been failing at of late.
I am grateful that each day is a new chance to be.