Pictures for the Soul

Sometimes the soul takes pictures of things it has wished for but never seen. -- Anne Sexton I think that's what writers do, try to write the pictures they've seen with their souls. And probably why nothing ever quite measures up to the vision in our mind's eye. I know I'm never satisfied with anything … Continue reading Pictures for the Soul

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A Little Sunshine

"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 Only posting today because I've been home sick. Finally felt well enough to wander outside and get a few photos of these gorgeous leaves when the … Continue reading A Little Sunshine

Weekly Card – Knight of Cups

This week we have the dreamy Knight of Cups from the Hudes Tarot. He's looking all wistful and serious, maybe he's had his heart broken. The water in his cup is showing the southern ecliptic. I don't know if Hudes follows the standard Cups/Water/West; Swords/Air/East; Wands/Fire/South; Pentacles/Earth/North attributions or not. While knights often indicate movement, … Continue reading Weekly Card – Knight of Cups

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

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

Misdiagnosis?

“Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes.” ― William Gibson If you've never read any of Gibson's books, you're missing out. He's a brilliant writer. “And, for an instant, she stared directly into those soft blue eyes and knew, with … Continue reading Misdiagnosis?