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The Captain stands, legs akimbo, part way up a red staircase. He wears a brown jacket, boots and hat, black-tinted goggles, and tan trousers. In front of him mill some people, also in Steampunk costume - plenty of flying goggles and hats to be seen here!
The companion book says this stalwart chap is giving a rousing speech, practical and inspiring, to the crew of the leviathan. With the bright skylights above him, this card feels a little less grounded than I would expect for this suit, normally associated with the element of earth. Still, the Captain himself does seem strong and determined, and has an earthy feel to him in the colour of his clothing. Someone who can get things done, and keep others calm, focused and working hard :) He won't stint on the work himself, either, willing to shoulder whatever job needs doing, in a pinch.
As for me, today we spend the morning in the spa, then head home. There are a couple of things I need to get done this afternoon, workwise - no rest for the wicked! Still, there'll also be time to relax, and maybe a chance to delegate some of it... ;)
I am grateful for the determination to get things done.