I’m on a roll. I keep receiving gifts from fans of Taroflexions, and students of cartomancy.
With Drapi I’ve been corresponding back and forth about all things cards and magic, emeralds, stars, and heavy-duty purifications.
With Ryan I have learnt a lot myself. The man is a tower of dedication, and I have to admit that currently he is my top favorite student of cards. We have also performed magic together, to great satisfaction and success. These are the people who make me love my ‘other life’. I am ever so grateful.
While Drapi’s hand-made candles with hand-made wax and herbs from her own kitchen are now lit in my living-room, I contemplate Ryan’s Queen of Spades. It looks to me like she decided to sit on the black, smoked crystal, and bang against the fragile glass that Ryan’s long dead grandmother has pained. I’m almost crying. Carmilla’s glass reached me in shards.
Ryan decided that there’s affinity between his grandmother and me, first because we almost share the name, and then because of the cards, which we used for some detective work about her.
She had things to say to both of us, and at some point Ryan shared a photograph of the glasses she used to make and paint on. For him to send me one is a most special thing. I cherish this gift, and I pledge to reconstruct the painting on it. I’m good with fragments, and I already have an idea as to how to use the splinters.
Ryan’s cards, the 3 of Diamonds along the Queen of Spades already anticipated this break, and now I want to say to him: ‘Ryan, what did I tell you about the 3 of Diamonds? It means scattering. Don’t send fragile things in the mail along the 3 of Diamonds.’ This is a lesson I give him for free.
It goes to show. In the new year, we can all spend our time sensibly, to do things for our bodies, get our hands in wax and earth, piece fragments together in a creative way, gaze into other dimensions, learn the lessons to be learnt, and, of course, read more cards.
Thank you friends. You made my day. May you have a most wonderful and rich New Year.
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