This song by Russell Glyn Ballard was the earworm that nibbled my lobe when The Magician appeared today.
Pausing for a moment to think it would be nice to bring my kitty – gone three days this morning – back from the forest she ran into.
Laughing to myself, I thought it would take Magic for that to happen.
I have lived in the forest for a long time. Like a redwood, I would shrivel anywhere else.
I am odd this way, because most people only visit these wild places briefly and could not bear to be away from the bustle of living in town. There are accommodations a family must make living so close to Nature. Raccoon, bobcats, feral pigs, and big mountain cats (read as: lions!), not to mention smaller critters… and that’s just the wildlife.
It has it blessings, being out here, but one of the harsh realities is the likelihood that a kitty gone into the woods for three days probably won’t return.
Then this card appeared and I dared to hope. Soon, a skittering in my glance out the garden window caught my eye as missing kitty, Yoda ran down the path. A coaxing with a can of tasty cat food later and soon her tidy paws were set to grooming her little face and giant ears. I knew she was alright again.
Images from The Smith-Waite Tarot Centennial Edition Deck are used in this blog. They feature the artist, Pamela Colman Smith’s, original coloring and lovely back design. The cards are a bit oversized and printed on sturdy cardstock. This deck is one of my personal favorites. =:->AD
Rider-Waite images used with permission of U.S. Games Systems, Inc., Stamford, CT 06902. c. 1971 by U.S. Games Systems, Inc.