Sunday, 24 March 2013

Lennie Week 5 - Day of the Dead

Child + Coffin + Paths
For this second day with lovely, self-published Lennie's, we have the Day of the Dead Lenormand by Edmund Zebrowski, who also authored Pixie's Astounding Mlle Lenormand Oracle.  Unfortunately, this colourful Lenormand deck themed around the Mexican Día de los Muertos is now out of print, though a few shops still have a copy or two...

Brainstorming from these cards gives me:

A new project ends before it has begun, bringing tough choices.
A sick child means decisions must be taken.
A drawn out ending leads to a turning point, will you dare the new?

It is often hard to let go of things, especially when we had high hopes for them.  However, sometimes we just have to face that the situation has changed, and accept that our lives will go in a different direction.  There's a bit of that for me today, related to the conversation my Dear One and I were having yesterday. 

More to the point, though, as ever: anything to do with a sick child chimes with me.  Last week school sent home a note about there being a child with chicken pox, and on Friday Big Boy got a temperature!  However, it seems this is just another of his regular infections, as opposed to chicken pox.  So, we don't have to worry about how to stop him scratching (a nightmare, given he already has eczema and molloscum penduculosa, both of which make him itch).  Instead, the decisions are more: should we give him antibiotics or not, or wait for what the nurses say after they test him tomorrow, and get results on Wednesday or Thursday.  Looks like another week off school, and just before Easter, too :(

I am grateful for modern medicine and excellent carers. 

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