A swamp creature sits leaning up against a tree, into which he seems to almost blend with his ridgey skin. The tress appears to have a face looking left from it, and is overhung by somewhat slimey seeming branches. Meanwhile, our swamp creature sits with arms and legs crossed. There are three cups standing in front of him, while another is offered by a hand from a cloud, a la RWS. With his bulgy frog eyes, it's hard to tell if he's looking at the standing cups, or the one being offered up to him - I'd guess the former.
The traditional suggestion of being bored and stuck, not seeing the opportunities for emotional fulfillment being offered us by the universe, is definitely here. Our swamp beast makes me wonder, though, whether part of the problem is that he feels undeserving of anything good and beautiful. His arms and legs are crossed, suggesting he himself closes his heart to new possibilities.
My MIL is coming over today to visit, and I wonder how this card relates to that. It's true that my Dear One sometimes finds her a little hard to connect with, as she tends to tell lots of stories about people we don't know. Perhaps, though, today there will be an opportunity to grow closer... I shall keep my eyes open, and try to facilitate it if possible :)
I am grateful for a life full of opportunities.