Friday, 6 September 2013

Scorpion's Sting

Yikes, from saccharine sweet to a scary, dark stinger all in 24 hours!  For our last day with the Animism Tarot (GameCrafter, 2013), my stalker card, the Tower, rears its ugly head.

A black-armoured scorpion with a slightly reddish stinger arches its tail towards us from the twisted branch of a tree.  In the background, lightning rips through the sky, dark grey clouds boiling around the red glow it leaves in its wake. 

This is a quite menacing version of the Tower, from the colours used to the primeval fear that a scorpion triggers.  Which makes me wonder how much our fears and paralysis may play into Tower moments, making them worse than they need to be.  If we brushed aside the stinger, or had a scorpion poison antidote to hand in preparation, then it would be a pain and a minor inconvenience, rather than something terrifying.

It's funny, one thing in my day that feels slightly Tower-esque also happens to be a way of trying to preempt a Tower moment.  My Dear One and I are going house hunting.  On the one hand, moving house is a huge upheaval, and we love where we live.  We both feel happier there than we have anywhere else in our entire lives, so even thinking of leaving feels painful and shocking.  And yet, realistically, we need to move.  Our home doesn't suit Big Boy's needs, and the older he gets the more apparent that becomes.  So, rather than waiting for it to become a serious issue, we're looking to move ahead of time.

I am grateful for the foresight to act before I'm forced to do so.

6 comments:

  1. What a shock! Your house is amazing. But I'm sure you'll find something equally salubrious. :) Are you staying in the same general area, or going further afield?

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    1. I know, we love where we are now, but there are an awful lot of stairs! A couple of other issues, too, from his perspective.

      As for location, we want to stay in the same area. Today, we're looking at two houses that are about 75 metres away :D

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  2. Wow! Wishing you a smooth move. Sorry, that sounds like I am referring to a BM! I hope your new space suits you in every way. Hugs!

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    1. Ha ha, I'll take any smooth moves I can get ;) As for moving, we're a long, long way from that, just looking at places for the mo. England is renowned for the slow, tortuous process of house moving, so we're planning now, with the hope to move in the next year or two (or three). Today was just the first day, and so the card was apropos.
      Hugs, Cxx

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  3. Nice insight into the aspect of the Tower that allows you to plan ahead instead of being taken by storm! :) good luck with house hunting....

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    1. Thanks, Olivia. It went pretty well, we actually found somewhere we like. Now of course things like offers and bids and financing and so on raise their heads, but at least we have a benchmark, if not a goal :)

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