An interesting take on the World, this. At the centre we have a photo of the earth taken from outerspace. Around it, there are a number of different creatures and people. In the bottom right we have a whale, highlighted in blue. Further around to the left is another type of fish, a tuna maybe. Right above it we see a barn owl, it's heart-shaped face turned towards us. Over that, a wolf looks out at us from the shadows. In the top left corner we see a drawing of a female acrobat doing an intense backbend, wearing pink tights and golden ballet shoes. More acrobats swing around the top of the card, leading us across to another acrobat in the top right corner. Above the world itself, in the centre, we have both an elephant and a golden eagle. Then, over to the right, there is what might be a wren, as well as a couple of butterflies.
Altogether, it is a quite busy, detailed card, which acts as a reminder of the wonderful diversity of the world we live in. From the deep seas to the soaring heights, through night and day, and in amongst the extremes of human capabilities, we see a slice of life. This is the World in its current state of completion. It will change again, develop, evolve, but for now, what a wonder!
Today, both my Dear One and I are fasting, though his is far stricter than mine. I just do 13 hours to his 36! What I see here is how much we appreciate the world, seeing it through a different perspective, one where we don't get instant gratification. A reminder, too, to take some time to appreciate the marvel of this planet - hopefully we'll be able to get out for a walk on the local heath.
I am grateful for the reminder of how wonderful this world is.