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For this first draw, I pulled the Hermit. Don't you just love this rather Zen character, with his simple green shirt and blue trousers, and the snail shell on his back! He comes out of his shell to share with others, but always keeps the option to retreat and look inward open. He seems wise and peaceful, living a simple life. He stays present, in the moment, in moving or drinking or listening or seeeing. He doesn't get distracted by busy thoughts, or pretty baubles. Though he may enjoy the latter, they don't matter to him.
I find this character very appealing. Like an Indian guru of old, I can imagine that just being in his presence would be restful and yet also uplifting.
Tomorrow we head off on our family holiday, so today would be a good chance to have a bit of quiet time before the craziness of travel. I shall try to stay calm in the midst of it all, and take a little time to meditate. Hopefully, if I can maintain my balance, everyone else will, too :)
I am grateful for quiet moments, no matter how fleeting.