That Scary Death Card


The Tarot Draw

The three naked people are very afraid that whatever’s coming might be as bad as, or worse than, what they’re going through right now. They would give all their worldly treasures to keep things as they are – the status quo, “the devil you know.” They feel powerless against the inevitability of death and change; they beg and pray for mercy and safety in exchange for their faith and worship. Not sure what’s coming, they hedge their bets with offerings and supplication to an unseen entity they imagine is in control.

Look on the other side of that river … the hills are alive and green, the sun’s coming up. I need to remember that the end of one thing doesn’t mean the end of all things; that what comes after change is often much better than what exists right now; and that as uncomfortable as change can be – even when you want it – one soon adjusts to new and different situations and can even be grateful — later — for the lessons and growth brought by our troubles.

If you are reading this, the message of this card is also for you.

Local History

From ‘Looking Back’ in our community paper, the Wadena News

Feb.11, 1949, LINTLAW: A Silver Tea will be held at the home of Mrs. Tom Scott on February 12 from 3 to 6 o’clock, under the auspices of the United Church Ladies Aid. Special hefty sandwiches will be made for the men, so please do not stay away thinking that you might not get a good tuck in, your support is needed.

Feb. 11, 2009, HENDON: Population doubles in Hendon as Black lab gave birth to 13 puppies.


grandmotherwisdomweb: Thanks for the accompanying pictures to your walk

You’re welcome! Anyone who doesn’t follow me on Instagram, by the way, can click on the sidebar (orange on your computer, blue on your phone) to see the photo I’ve posted most mornings. Usually it’s a picture I haven’t and won’t post here.

 Lorna Cunningham-Rushton: Those were beautiful pictures of an entirely different tough winter from ours. It’s been hard here because of the up and downness of the temperature, and because we’ve had snow, melted snow, rain over both and as a result, with the temperature now down around minus 20, we have ice everywhere there isn’t hardy slush. We had our grandkids overnight and they were out first thing this morning, zooming their sleds down every scary or slightly unexciting slide. The wind was high, but it often is here even when it’s calmer around us, for which they were grateful, as they had really great rides in the front of the building. I got to stand in the window with my coffee pretending I wasn’t afraid of a nasty outcome. Yesterday, the wind was so high that when I went out on the drive to meet the kids, it took me 3 bent-forward pushy steps to make one step forward. They were highly amused.

What a picture! In contrast, we’ve had very little wind here, which is unusual for us. It’s not terribly icy, either; I’ve taken those stud-things off my Sorels for now, as they were making tiny dints in our wooden step and I’m told that’s not a good thing. I hadn’t even noticed. Someone else around here couldabin a detective.

wisewebwoman: Thanks for the wonderful walk. I would seriously consider putting that first one on canvas it has an incredible quality.

It’s a nice one, isn’t it! Alas I’m wall-challenged; no place to hang a picture without removing one that’s already there. Maybe I have to start rotating them quarterly or something. Pfft! as if I’d be that on the ball … Meanwhile I’m looking for the place on my phone to change the resolution setting of the camera, and do you think I can find it? Even when I search online, where you can find instructions for doing pretty much anything, they tell me what to do but the place they say to find the setting, when I get there, doesn’t have the option described. Grrrr. I may have to contact Samsung directly, which is cool too. They have that distance-managing feature that is so handy for the mechanically challenged like me.

Teresa:Great pictures. I haven’t been able to get out for a walk in weeks. Just too icy.  I haven’t seen a city truck or any other contractor out cleaning the roads. To top it off another storm is heading our way starting Tuesday with 30+cm. My neighbour texted this morning telling me her water has frozen. Second one in two weeks. The city redid our road a couple of years ago now each winter frozen pipes are a worry. Which we have to fix at our expense. I am so over winter.Hurry up spring.

Spring’s only a month away! Hard to believe. We haven’t had any serious problems from this cold weather — knock on wood — so far. Everett’s had pipes freeze in the old house he rents, but not this year or even last, since he now remembers to keep a fan blowing on the pipes in his basement. I saw your pics on Facebook this morning; looks like you’re having a snow day, like it or not!




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