500!

So begins a new segment of my blog, like unveiling a new wing of the building. I expect the furnishings will remain eclectic. With this post I have written five-hundred posts on Filling Spaces. (yeah-yeah, don't count the other blogs, it'll ruin the moment) Anyway, it seemed like the occasion was worthy of a little … Continue reading 500!

Weekly Card Draw – Four of Swords

This is the Four of Swords from the Enchanted Tarot by Amy Zerner and Monte Farber. The Four of Swords indicates a time of rest and regrouping after a bit of a rough patch. Like the Buddha, it's a time to withdraw a bit, meditate on what's been going on, try to heal after a … Continue reading Weekly Card Draw – Four of Swords

A Card and Sonnet for the week

So here's our weekly card. When I pulled it, I kind of went 'meh' and almost reached for another deck to try again. And then I remembered what week this is. Ha. Tarot certainly has a sense of humor. Well, it is Valentine's Day this week. We have the Knight of Cups, the romantic dreamer, … Continue reading A Card and Sonnet for the week

The Greater Part of Life is Sunshine

But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine. - Thomas Jefferson The Sun card is exactly what you would think: Success, happiness, achievement of goals and dreams. The sort of feeling you get when everything … Continue reading The Greater Part of Life is Sunshine

Annual Accounting of Stupid New Year’s Resolutions

Well. Here we are again. About a month away from wrapping up another year, and me watching in horror as my life flies by while toiling for meager wages. Yes I'm still grumbling. Yes I know I should be grateful I have a job, and I am. I just wish it left me some time … Continue reading Annual Accounting of Stupid New Year’s Resolutions

I’ll Take One World, Please

Served up with a lovely side of flowers. The World card indicates pretty much what you see: Being on top of the world, having things come out in your favor, your plans coming to fruition, cause for celebration. The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they … Continue reading I’ll Take One World, Please

Counterpoint

Perhaps a counterpoint to my last post, this is soothing, rather than distressing. I woke to this on the radio the other day. Music at that hour, when I'm not yet fully awake, has a profound effect on me. I am unable to move, even to roll over and check the time, lest I miss … Continue reading Counterpoint

Strength

I had a request to use this deck so this week's card is from the Baroque Bohemian Cats deck (3rd edition) from Baba Studio. This is a wonderful, whimsical deck of anthropomorphic cats dressed in rich garments, with backgrounds taken from locations in and around Prague. Cats, sumptuous fabrics and Prague, what more can we … Continue reading Strength

Happy Birthday to Oscar Wilde

  Legendary wit born today in 1854, Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) Oscar Wilde quotation page. Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation. Something ironic in posting a quote there. And I like this a lot: It … Continue reading Happy Birthday to Oscar Wilde

October’s Turn

"There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots may be lighted on, and produce so pleasant an effect on the feelings, as now in October." -  Nathaniel Hawthorne October is the golden month, with the trees changing but the days are (generally) still sunny and dry, and warm, even though the nights are starting … Continue reading October’s Turn