Monday, 15 April 2013

Outcastes

©Mibramig
Here we have a card from the suit of Pentacles in the Mibramig Magical Tarot (Lo Scarabeo, 2013), and hence with birds as its characters.

An owl on crutches, wearing blue trousers and a brown top, hobbles alongside a black-and-white bird in a silken green cape.  It is unclear whether they are actually together, as the black-and-white bird has its shoulder turned to the owl.  They are outside a building with a pentacle-adorned stained-glass window, presumably a church.  In the foreground is a plant with some red berries poking out from amongst brown leaves.  The scene is fairly monochrome, and there is a sense of dejectedness to both birds.

This card reminds me that, when times are hard, it is easier if you have someone to share your troubles.  My eye keeps going back to the shiny green cape of the striped bird.  It doesn't seem like the apparel of someone in dire straits.  Could this be a secret helping hand being proferred, disguised as a fellow sufferer? 

Today, Big Boy goes back to school after more than two weeks of Easter holidays.  Overall, we've had a good time, I think.  We did a couple of totally new things - taking him to a live show, and to a costume party - as well as doing a fair bit of socialising.  Through it all, I was really glad that my Dear One wasn't working full-time so we could share in BB's care.  Less income, that way, but more support and shared time.  I'll take that as a fair exchange.

I am grateful for company on this path I walk.

2 comments:

  1. This deck really is charming...thanks for sharing.

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    1. You're welcome, Sharyn :) I think I chose it for this week after seeing you post with the Tarot of the Magical Forest, another cute animal deck :D

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