Well here’s a news flash that got my heart dancing. Forget about politics and shit…
A gigantic herd of dolphins has been spotted off the San Diego coastline. The phenomenon called a ‘super pod’ is about seven miles long and five miles wide. Which is a little bit mind blowing for someone like moi. I get excited when I see one dolphin in the wild let alone 100,000. It’s like Dolphin Convention 2013 out there. Apparently the super pod is is a rare but noted event which takes place at sporadic intervals for no apparent reason. Dolphin experts have just been shaking their heads with embarrassment when asked to please explain this behaviour.
You can view footage of the super pod taken from a tourist boat on my Facebook page or at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZbA421hIhs. The boat captain said he’s never seen anything like it. To quote: ‘They were coming from all directions, you could see them from as far as the eye could see. I’ve seen a lot of stuff out here. But this is the biggest I’ve ever seen, ever.’ When an old sea dog is gob-smacked it stands to reason that the rest of us should stand up and pay attention. Something truly miraculous has occurred. And when you watch the footage I’m sure you’ll agree. There’s something incredibly joyful about watching dolphins at play. Puts me in mind of this Tarot card…
The World: Joy. The dance of life. Being at peace in your own skin. With your place on earth. Creation at play.
In the journey through Life Lessons Tarot (aka the Major Arcana for old Tarot sea dogs) we start with The Fool card which represents every and any possibility and finish with the happy dance of The World card. The Empress card is playful too but the difference between the two is that the Empress usually wants to get something through her play whereas the figure in The World card dances for the sheer joy of being alive.
Her mood matches how I feel when writing my posts. Or when I’ve written them at least. The American writer Dorothy Parker is purported to have said, ‘I hate writing. I love having written.’ And a lot of the time I feel like that too when writing. But not always. And writing on this blog is some of the most fun I’ve ever had.
So thank you thank you thank you for listening to my rambles. For giving me an excuse to keep going. Literally giving me The World. I feel honoured that there are people out there interested in what I have to say. You add to the joy I feel when playing with ideas about the cards. Working the whole Tarot shebang out (I suspect I’ll be doing it for the rest of my life.)
Bless you all!