This is another card where I find both the picture and the quote speak to me. The picture is far from the traditional, showing a young man lounging on a rocky outcropping, gun and dog at his side. Yet, it does have that sense of distancing yourself from society, and of looking inward and to the world around yourself for answers.
As for the quote, it's lovely: "Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul." - Marcus Aurelius. Of course, as the Nine of Swords demonstrates, our souls are not always untroubled retreats, and yet, when they are, what a beautiful place to be...
However, today isn't a day for me to retreat - I have two medical appointments, so I'll have to go out into the world. Still, perhaps I can take that feeling of calm with me, an inner peace. Sounds nice :)
I am grateful for moments of peace.