This post is part of the Tarot Blog Hop series for Litha. Each post looks to answer the topic “Celebrate the Sunrise.” If you are following this thread you will have gotten here from from a post by Morgan Eckstein . The link to the next post in this series can be found at the end of this post. Please take a moment to subscribe to my blog while you are here either via RSS or email.
To me the summer and the Sun card cannot be separated. So we join Bob the former fool as he lives its energy. If you did not meet Bob yet you might want to read this post first.
Celebrate the Sunrise
Bob sits on the grass on a beautiful midsummer day. His two children, Erin and Philip, build sandcastles at the ocean’s edge. His eyes just rest on them taking in their joy. It is obvious even from this distance that some kind of game is going on but what the details of their amusements are is impossible to tell. It seems likely they are just making it up as they go along. Fond memories of similar games from his youth drift through his mind.
Bob gazes over at his wife Lucy who is eating strawberries on the blanket beside him. Her lips are covered in there red juice. She catches him looking and winks at him. He can almost read her mind “Is this not the perfect day?” Bob realizes it is perfect. He also realizes that there is nothing on his mind. No tomorrow or next week. No history or stress. Just wave, bird, child, smells, wave, and the feeling of the sun slow roasting his body.
Here at the outskirts of the city is where Bob feels the most at ease. It is as if, beyond the daily grind of city life, that old feeling of freedom returns. He can almost smell the fragrant lilac that encouraged him to leave his old life behind on the sea breeze wafting past him. The awareness of the complete absence of any need or want overcomes his nostalgia and then a profound realization dawns on him “I think I’d like some of those strawberries.” That is as deep as this day will get.
To see the next post in this series of Tarot blog hop please click through to Sharon Cumming. If you hit a bump in your blog hop you can find a master list of participants, and your way back on here. What is the Tarot Blog Hop? This sprung up out of an offhand remark made by Stephanie Arwen Lynch on her Facebook page. The Tarot Blog Hop is when a group of bloggers all blog on the same question/topic and link to the blogger before them and the blogger after them to create a Tarot Train.
The Hermit’s Lamp is the blog of Andrew McGregor – Toronto Tarot reader, artist and teacher. The Hermit’s Lamp is also a storefront in Toronto selling metaphysical and spiritual supplies. Please visit The Hermit’s Lamp website for more information on readings and classes both online and in Toronto. You can also connect with Andrew on facebook, twitter, or linkedin or listen to his co-creation – The Toronto Tarot Portal Podcast online or via iTunes.
Strawberries image by Fried Dough.