I’m not the only person who gets distracted with the Bright Shinys on-line and ends up losing FAR too damn much time looking at ridiculously rare toy* bricks, right? Or ya know, something similar? Whew, good. Always glad when it’s not just me.
*Yes, it was LEGOs, and wow, what a long strange trip that is.
On t0 the real business of our post: DANIEL! Yep, it’s his birthday. And he had to work. I went downtown earlier, to pick up my “lost” wallet, and return a library book. I surprised him my bringing home baked goods (I’d thought of this last night, and was so pleased that it actually worked). His treats came from this place.
I’d recently read an article in our local paper about the opening, and was really excited to get in there. (HERE is the story.) A wonderfully helpful employee and I rounded up a nice sampling for Dan to celebrate with. And then I strapped that box down securely.
Going around, clockwise, starting with the brownie, we have a traditional Creme Puff, something they call a Lemon Meringue Tartlette, at the top is their Almond Cake, in the bag is Honeycomb (brittle with no nuts), and that last wee sweetie is a Coconut Macaroon. (These names may not be at all accurate, but they’re close to correct.)
Local people, I cannot recommend these pastries enough. Seriously. French-inspired, perfectly executed, and extremely affordable. All of that was less than $15.00. (None of that we could have made at home. Not yet, anyway.)
Speaking of food, I need to get done here because my son is taking his father out for a festive meal, at half an hour before midnight, and I’m going to meet them there. Right off the freeway. (Any guesses as to where EXACTLY we’ll be?)
On our card altar we are going with the Special Occasion deck, obviously. Since we’ve been through this stack before I (vaguely) remember the last time this one came up. Leaving the religious aspects out of it, and just going with the more basic divination meaning, seems the way it wants to fall right now.
“Oystercatcher ~ 5 ~ Concealment
A symbol of supreme Mystery, the pearl is a metaphor for truth and wisdom…..
So long as you are not intentionally lying to anyone, including yourself, and no harm comes to anyone, including yourself, all is as it should be. Oystercatcher is not a supporter of concealment of truth as a means of controlling others, but rather as a way of protecting one’s sense of security and self-esteem. Choosing not to reveal a truth is not necessarily lying. If the topic never arises, one does not have to speak of it. It is no one’s business but your own, so long as it does not interfere with or damage another’s view of the world.
If you look at your life and realise that a portion of yourself is being repressed for reasons that no longer serve you, turn this aggravating grit of sand into something precious. Open up and reveal it as your Pearl Of Wisdom – the aspect of your self that you yearn to have seen as sacred and worthy of public scrutiny.
If Oystercatcher has flown into your cards today, ask what side of yourself you are concealing from the world, either intentionally or inadvertently. What aspects are you attempting to hide from yourself? What facets of your life would you like to see revealed and honoured by all?
You are being reminded that there is a time and a place for everything, and that if it seems appropriate to conceal the truth of who or what you are, then do it, but if it now seems inappropriate, then stop.”
Didn’t we decide to call this one something different when it came up before? Yeah, that’s what I thought, too. Let me go look —– oh, holy crap. I just checked, the only other time we got Oystercatcher was for J.D.’s birthday! Wow.
So. I can’t go back and read that post, I never go back and read these things once they go up. Just like I never re-read a book (with that one exception, the series). I don’t know if I mentioned it the first time or not, but I was thrilled to see that this draw was a Five. The Family. Ideal.
Animal Dreaming Oracle Cards by Scott Alexander King
One Last Time:
Happy Happy, to my Beloved!