Animism Tarot (GameCrafter, 2013) is so sweet I almost feel a little ill!
swans arch their necks together to touch beaks, forming a
heart-silhouette between them. They are highlighted by the bright
golden ball of the sun, ringed by rainbow colours, and with purple
petals floating in the air and water around them. In front of this
happy couple,three little grey cygnets paddle about enthusiastically.
I'm just a cynic, but I always feel if something looks too good to be
true, it probably is. Not that I reject happiness, a sense of
belonging, and loving relationships. Rather, I think a lot of work goes
into these things, like the swan who seems to glide effortlessly across
the water, but is paddling hard under the surface. There are moments
of bliss, of simple joy, bought at the cost of time and energy and a
willingness to invest in making something work.
So, though this
card may say to enjoy the moment and appreciate those around you, it
also says not to take such things for granted. To seek that joy, to
express your love, to be willing to spend time to build something
beautiful and lasting.
card reminds me today to take some time to just be with my Dear One, to
tell him how much I love him and name some of the things I appreciate
about him. And to do the same with Big Boy, too :)
I am grateful for the loving relationships in my life.