If there's one thing I've learned about writing these posts it's my inability to realize when it's really, truly Friday. After tidying up from my last client of the day, I found myself dreamily contemplating what to read while folding laundry. Then it hit me - I'm not quite done with my day yet!
Though writing these posts doesn't feel a lot like work. There's something soothing about recapping events and drawing together a list of what's been inspiring and interesting. Even when, in this case, my week was decidedly strange and disjointed.
As in most situations, I'm going to squarely place this on the recent celestial happenings. It doesn't help that it's been dramatically soggy here in Durham - when you add rain to the heat and humidity everything feels clouded, including my brain.
But when I'm in a dreamy, confused state the most normal things seem beautiful and mysterious. Cute mushrooms have sprung up by my driveway, reading seems cozier, and simple pleasures take on new meaning.
So here it is, some magic from the past week as well as the card for the weekend.
Tarot-Related Wonderfulness - Rituals of Escape
My friend emailed me this beautiful piece by Jetti Allen on Medium. Seeing people's experiences with tarot is so horizon-expanding and affirming. I agree with so many of Allen's insights, particularly around the complex and joyous meanings of the cards. They don't give us easy rights or wrongs, just a path towards our own profound and individual understanding. Please, hop over and read the whole thing.
Classic Cheer-Me-Up - Celery Man
There's been some rough patches this week that have had me reaching back to my old faithful, spirit-lifting resources. Aside from gazing with adoration at my beautifully organized spice cabinet, this video from the Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! is my go-to for true, uncomplicated happiness. I'll never get tired of Paul Rudd and his ridiculous sequences ("Now Tayne I can get into!") I'd also love to know what your favorite goofy/weird videos are, so pleasure share below!
Repeat Tarot Card
The Three of Cups has been all over the place this week, showing us that support and community are readily available. Banding together and toasting to our successes, big and small, is beautiful in its simplicity and sets the stage for growth.
Listening, Reading, Watching
I rewatched one of my favorite movies, The Red Shoes, for the first time in years. It was even more beautiful than I remembered, especially the epic phatasmagoria of a dance scene in the middle. A reimagining of the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale, a behind-the-scenes look at showbusiness, and a technicolor feast for the eyes? No wonder why I love it so!
Musically-speaking, I've been revisiting my favorite road trip songs in preparation for my long journey to visit my family on Cape Cod on Monday. On the top of the list? King of the Road by my favorite wild and wacky songwriter, Roger Miller.
How about you? What has been bringing joy to your life this week? Now without further ado, the card for the weekend.
The Page of Swords