Remember when we went to the fair? After the wedding? Well, last night as I was replying to comments, something Carol said reminded me that I had not told you guys about our “entrance” to the event. (In light of my son’s recent deliveries, this is quite pertinent, and you can visualize it all much better now.)
Get the image of a county fair ticket booth and gated entry in your mind. Got it? Great. Now, see past that where there’s guys who wave a metal detector wand in front of you? Yeah. Now listen for J.D.’s voice someplace above the top of my head,
“Oh. Well. That’s gonna make a LOT of noise…..”
It took me just a split second to process this remark. What he meant was, both he and his father had guns on their persons. (Jade probably also had knives, and possibly ANOTHER gun.) As well as badges. So yeah, that device was absolutely gonna make a BUNCH of damn noise when we all walked through.
Bruce looked over as J.D. spoke, I nodded to him and touched his shoulder so he could lean down and hear me. I told him what was about to happen, and he laughed, saying,
“I can’t wait to see this!”
When you travel with police officers off-duty, you sort of observe and expect different things than most people. I forget that they are always armed. Guns are just part of our lives, have been forever. (My father, you will recall, was a Marine Corps Drill Sergeant, survival and weapons instructor. In my childhood home, the place was riddled with weapons!)
When the boys with guns (and knives) reached the dudes with metal detectors, they quietly gave their information, and we all stepped aside. There is a book at places like this where they need to be signed in, with their badge numbers and agency details. It’s not a big deal, just takes a few minutes (you get to chat with the on-duty deputies and security employees). Joking happens and smiles are exchanged all ’round. THEN we are allowed into the fair. Even me and Bruce.
On my own today I did something I’ve never done before. Bicycled downtown for my errands. It was so simple Hot, but simple.
Since I had to drop off that last commission beaded kit (too ugly to share, but here it is on the company’s site in case you’re still interested) and pick up a request item at the library, this (above) picture had to be taken. They are still aiming for a Fall opening, it appears. Sadly, it’s still ugly.
As I texted with my girls earlier, I need a better way to carry shit. That quilted market tote was what I used today, pretending it was a messenger bag. But it wasn’t ideal. The Foreign License Plates gave a nice showing though, Montana and Wyoming, parked right next to each other. With a Maryland not far away.
Oh, and speaking of distance, I want to thank Anna for letting me know this morning (with the phone photo below) that she had arrived safely to her original home in New York.
It was a super long drive (and we are SO going to miss her over here on this side), but she made it. And what a lovely welcome she was greeted with.
On our card altar this afternoon we also received a positive message.
7 of Cups
This is one of my absolute favorite illustrations. It has such promise. Also, come on, snake in a Triple Goddess chalice! It couldn’t be more ME if it had my name engraved right there.
Let’s begin with the suit, Cups as emotions. Right where we’ve been for days now, so no surprise there. Our hearts and feelings have been like frayed edges lately. (Blame Mercury and Venus and solar storms!) The hope here is that we are able to calm some of this turmoil down. Focus on what is in front of us. Dream big but be realistic.
One way to interpret this in a reading is with the phrase “head in the clouds” but that’s never felt entirely complete for me. Since we know that what we think and feel is totally capable of becoming reality, it feels more honest to say “dream it and it will be ours.”
Sevens are the most spiritual of all numbers. In fact, here’s a great explanation*
” … Sevens deal with esoteric, scholarly aspects of magic. Representative of scholarly activities, mystery, and the focused search for esoteric meanings. Seven deals with the activation of imagination and manifesting results in our lives through the use of conscious thought and awareness. Ruled by Saturn … with a deeper understanding of the aspects of Seven, you can quite deftly utilize its magical vibration to your own benefit.”
*From here. I am a huge fan of this woman’s work, and really need to put her on the blog roll.
Overall, this card was so perfect for me today. I hope it creates the same for you guys.
Robin Wood Tarot
Late last night Max’s girl showed up. And he was very pleased.
Right now, he’s back on duty: constant vigilance!