On today's card we have a man and woman wearing matching brown clothes and grey-and-white hats, though with slightly different trim. They are close together, almost touching, and yet separated by a net. Moreover, while the man is looking either at the woman or at her hat (which he seems to reach towards), the woman is looking at the flower he holds above his head. My first impression is one of trying to come together, and yet being kept apart by something, perhaps in part due to our own interests and our preconceptions or ideas.
Yet the card is numbered 60, the first aspect of Kof, and is subtitled "Coming together and changes for the better". It's true that they are approaching each other, even if still separated by the fine net. And also true that they both seem to be reaching for something, seeking. Both of these attitudes, of approach and seeking, are positives in a relationship and more generally. At least they aren't stuck, they are trying to get closer and to find something new and better.
I'll certainly keep my fingers crossed for changes for the better. Big Boy was so unwell yesterday he couldn't eat at all without throwing up. Half a day on nothing but rehydration fluids seemed to do him a world of good, but we'll have to see how today goes. As for me, a lie-in yesterday helped my sinus headache, but I'm still not feeling up to scratch. And my Dear One is meant to be out for the afternoon, meeting a friend and going to a museum, which will make a nice change from caring for a sick boy.
I am grateful for change.