Sunday, April 15, 2012

Questions and Quotes

Just a quick draw to familiarize with the new deck I shall be working with alongside of the Thoth for a while...pleasantly surprised tor realize that Light & Shadow tarot has definite Thothy influence, including astrology symbols on the minors. Shall be interesting to work with.

This pair of cards is very much...apropos to a lot of what's going on with me right now, as referenced in the previous post. Decisions that need to be made, possibilities in front of me, which in some moments are madly exciting and in other moments leave me feeling...afraid, lonely, deeply uncertain. Everything has opportunity costs, trade-offs, different proportions and weights of benefits and costs and how do you decide, how can you be sure of anything, really? How do you figure out what is reckless and what is amazing, and whether what you need is to take time to re-build your strength or to dig deeper, find what's already there? What happens when the different options each require a different kind of optimism, faith, a different kind of courage? When you are so very much exhausted by the things you must accomplish right now, and must somehow still try to make sense of all this? How do you decide?

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”
- T.S. Eliot

“Come to the edge.”
“We can't. We're afraid.”
“Come to the edge.”
“We can't. We will fall!”
“Come to the edge.” 
And they came.
And he pushed them. 
And they flew.
- Guillaume Apollinaire   

"The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become."
- Charles DuBois


78mirrors said...

Can't wait to see how you get on with this deck. I love black and white decks and bought this one quite recently. The cards are huge but I love the images.

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