Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Lei on the Water

©Katalin E. Csikos
For this Wednesday we have a rather sad but beautiful card from

A red lei floats on still waters, while a waning moon shines down on it.  Has this chain of flowers been cast adrift as a tribute to a lost soul?  Or did its wearer lose their life in the ocean, leaving behind nothing but this garland?  Flowers, too, by their very nature are transient, a beautiful blossom today, a withered stem tomorrow.  And yet, while they bloom they are bright and colourful, reminding us of the beauty of life.

I shall be starting the day with another medical appointment, and a scan of the new life growing inside me.  Is this a reminder to enjoy life as it is now, before another child comes to complicate and change things, even if in a good way?  Already, I have had to stop carrying Big Boy, which is probably no bad thing.  Still, I enjoyed the "cuddle" of carrying him downstairs each morning. 

I am grateful for time to adapt to changing circumstances.


  1. It's true that life will never be the same, but like you said, in a good way. I sometimes wonder about babies in the womb, and if they think that's all the world is, until they are born, which must feel like the end of their world until they see the light of day. Or maybe they are wise and just go with the flow, like we should do.

    1. Hi Siddaleah,

      I think babies are like the rest of us. Some will naturally go with the flow, some will dig their heels in, and some will do what they're told, but bitch and moan about it ;D

  2. Ah yes...the bitter sweet nature of change! It is a pretty image, but for some reason it made me think of the movie 'Cast Away' with Tom Hanks, where his beloved ball 'Wilson' floats off into the ocean, never to be seen again. Still sad, but sort of silly.

    I hope the changes are wonderful for you and BB enjoys his new sibling!


    1. Hi MM,

      Haven't seen that movie *doh* Still, though sort of silly it sounds about right.

      Ah yes, will BB enjoy his new sibling? That's another of those big questions. We have a show here called Baby Jake that encourages kids to see the positives to having a baby in the house, but we haven't watched any episodes yet. I was thinking of getting the DVD set ;)


  3. I am not warming to this deck, but I always enjoy how you link your daily draw to your life. I should make this a practice. Hmm, which deck to use...and which blog to post on!

    1. Hi Carla,

      Well, if you posted to your tarot blog it might take some editing... Or you can just let it all hang out. People are remarkably supportive, if you give them the chance :)