Sunday, April 12, 2020

Gatherings...alas, not

This weekend is would have been a big one for family get-togethers in many religions and across cultures. The card is the Ten of Cups, traditionally a big group happy-happy card.

Here's what these five decks have to say about our current state of COVID19 lock-down. In keeping with the physical distancing rule, each card is coming here alone with a brief comment. They all have ZOOM appointments and have to hurry off. I'm sure you understand.

From least to most encouraging, by appearance only, without consulting their guidebooks:
Are you feeling at sea?

No, I'm sorry, there won't be any group gatherings this year.

And your kids and grandkids can't come over, either.

You can, however, enjoy the company of the inhabitants of your own house. 
(I've started hugging my stuffed animals in lieu of people. It's surprisingly satisfying.) 

And just look at all the dishes you won't have to wash!

I'll leave you with this bit of loveliness.

from Anthem by Leonard Cohen
Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in