And also a rash. Our card today is fascinating for me, on a physical level. Because it appears, after much back and forthing, as though I’m allergic to sun screen*. And now have the itchy, irritating, red skin to prove it.
*I have NEVER been a fan; no one can convince me that THIS is not what’s causing so much cancer. And I’ve avoided it for the past 50 years. Tragically I thought that it might be a good idea for my aging skin to get a bit of protection (the type EVERYone talks about and sings the praises of) for the half an hour I’m out on the bike each day. I was wrong. Pricklingly, angrily, bumpily wrong.
This particular inflammation has been interesting to follow though. One of the reasons I shared that past life exercise with you, the other day, was because I’ve recently used it. With a pretty nice degree of success. Except that, there must be more I’m not perceiving. Hence the hives across the front of my upper half.
I’ll go back and see what else there is to learn, and examine. And I’ll stop using all of those products. Hopefully this will clear everything up nicely. Because, you guys. Seriously? With the emotional past few days I’ve had, I really can’t ALSO be this fucking itchy!
Judgement ~ 20
She arises like the Phoenix from her burned up pot of ashes. Having gotten slightly charred, we can do the same. When we’re feeling down, this is the image we want to retain in the back of our mind. We CAN renew, we CAN stand again, we CAN emerge from this smarter and in much better shape than when we first began.
The idea of Judgement in the original symbology was very harsh. A painful and marginally hopeless image. Like we only got the one chance to make it right. When in reality, we have as many chances as we need. There is no vengeful god with a searing wraith. That was an intentionally scary and power-over construct invented by small-minded, ignorant, frightened little men.
Fortunately, we now know the truth. We now know that there is love and light and forgiveness and generosity and a world with hope. I believe that we receive messages at exactly the moment we need them. So, here is our sign. There is hope. There is a chance to improve. There is always an opportunity to find the right path.
On my path today there were signs of goodness. Dan and I went on a bike ride and then later we walked with J.D. after enjoying some dinner together. (Thank you, both. For everything.)
On campus there is natural history museum. It’s gorgeous, inside and out.
Here is where you can read more. None of it was open tonight, which was perfectly fine because this wasn’t our destination. We were merely talking a stroll. And ended up there.
Remember when I lost my favorite flip-flops on one of our car adventures this summer? Well, we tried to replace them last night.
In these, my hooves look even more like Miss Piggy’s than ever before. It’s so sad. Moving on . . . . that wasn’t all we picked up. In my quest to be one of THOSE people, we’ve begun to gather supplies so we can initiate dental health on the go.
And lastly, don’t fret, I didn’t forget your Daily Dog. I did, however, take lots of OTHER pictures (in more interesting settings around the yard and house) which did not turn out. He has gone back to being illusive. Or maybe we were both just hot.
Robin Wood Tarot
LateNight Link To Share, brought to us by Empress:
Thank you, Emmy. Very much.
Edited to add:
there seems to be some issue, perhaps it’s only WordPress related, that is not allowing those U of O photos to be enlarged. If it’s just me, good. If it’s also happening to you guys, I don’t know how to make it better.