|©Choi & Shina|
When I first went through this deck, this card grabbed me straight away. So, I was glad to see it pop up in my very first draw ;)
A young woman with long, dark hair stands in a pouffy-sleeved white shift dress. Her bare legs, with knock knees, show beneath the hem. In one hand she grasps the blade of a sword, just below the hilt, while in the other, twisted upward, she holds a scales. Her eyes are bound with a white ribbon, under which blue make-up seems to leak, and her lips are also painted blue.
What is it about this image that I find so intriguing? I think part of it is the juxtaposition of this innocent-seeming girl with the idea of justice - bringing purity to the weighing up of all that has been. There is also something about the way she holds the sword - not ready to strike with it, but rather holding it as though making a pledge, taking an oath to see justice done. She seems less wise, less Goddess-like, than many traditional Justice depictions. Yet, for all that, innocence may also be a good quality to look for in justice, a willingness to look for the best in any situation.
I haven't done anything on my 2013 workbook this week, between all of us being ill, and having people round, as well as Big Boy being off school. Still, today I would like to take some time to weigh up the past and decide what I want for the future.
I am grateful for some time to assess where I've been, and think about where I want to go.