Today my father turned 72, happy birthday Dad! (I called him earlier, we’ll be having a festive dinner tomorrow, with gifts, and adult beverages.) This afternoon I observed a clutch of cotton-tops having a gathering next door. I truly hope this particular neighbor never reads my blog, I speak disparagingly about him on a regular basis. The man creeps me out, and annoys us all by his mere existence. (His wife is lovely, we have yet to figure that one out.) When I noticed these folks (one even dragging an oxygen tank merrily behind her) I had a difficult time equating them to my parents. They are all about the same age, same generation; all equally mobile and vital members of society. Comparing senior citizens is like comparing toddlers- totally doesn’t work. It’s like trying to compare your children (or any one’s children for that matter), we are all too individualized. We all age, advance, and learn at such differing rates. And yet, parents do get old, they do become seniors. I guess I should simply be grateful that I will have both my parents beside me during tomorrow’s meal. And maybe I will remind my two in-town kids to appreciate the fact that they have us around too.
I saw one foreign plate from Connecticut, one from North Carolina, one from Utah, and four from California. I also drove by a house with three kids in the front yard, chasing each other around with a garden hose. They were all in their swim suits, and one had a bucket on her head. With the handle as a chin strap. That alone makes for a great day.
The Queen of Light ~ 15 ~ illumination, enlightenment, celebration.
This is a beautiful Ally that glides in to our lives to herald success in all our ventures. She illuminates the most important steps on our path and reminds us of our own brilliance, making it inherently clear that we are intelligent and inspired and all of our needs are met. She brings us insight about how we manifest our reality in the most miraculous ways, showing us that we are a shining instrument of the Divine. Rewards for our perseverance and willingness to learn are on the way, gratitude and acceptance are the key.
This illustration is absolutely the perfect match for this card. The central figure stands with bare arms raised, brilliant glowing circles of light in each hand. She wears a Greek style gown, high waisted with gold criss-crossing bands, the diaphanous folds of soft creams, palest blues, and barely noticable pinks, falling to her feet. There is radiating light behind her head that matches the large cloud formations in a perfect sky. It is all very ethereal with an enlightened feeling. Inspirational.