Like the Fool in the Tarot, we Strumpets have traveled a long and winding roll during our time on this blog. Now, we’ve reached the end of our journey and stand on the precipice of the next new thing.
The World card is, for me, a card about that moment between. As the adage goes, when one door closes, another opens. This card represents that moment, that space–the antechamber. In this space, with the old path closing or closed behind you and the new yet to be discovered or begun, you have the opportunity, nay, the obligation to review what brought you here and the tools you’ve gained that will carry you forward into the next cycle.
We are always learning, evolving, gaining skills and insights and these are the gifts we bring to the table when starting something anew. Sometimes we can’t see where our past can apply to our future, especially when we can’t foresee the future path at all. But Trust is the key.
Like the Fool, this character is moving forward with Trust. The Fool is taking a step without looking, trusting that there will be a next step, perhaps unaware of the obstacles before him. He moves without deliberation, without consideration. The World shows a character dancing forward, in the Robin Wood Tarot Deck, she leaps forward. After the experiences of the Fool’s journey, she understands the potential and challenges that may lay ahead, but trusts in the skills and knowledge have been gained. She moves ahead with anticipation, with full Trust in the path. Trust in oneself. Trust.
I Trust that while this blog ends, our shared experience will continue.
I Trust that you will visit us on our fb page, and our individual blogs or other social media.
I Trust that the friendships built will be maintained.
I Trust that we will all continue down our paths to the highest and greatest good of our lives.
And I Trust that my wish will be fulfilled – I wish you The World!
Denise Golinowski is a reader and writer of fantasy and romance. Her enovella, Collector’s Item, is available as both print and ebook The Wild Rose Press. Her next enovella, Aces Down, is expected to be published in 2015.
Her first enovella, The Festival of the Flowers: The Courtesan and the Scholar is also available through the Wild Rose Press. You can visit her blog at Golinowski’s Gambol.