This morning on my walk to my reading room this morning, I said to myself, "I bet I pull the Death card for my Tarot connection today." Lo and behold when I got in, I cut the deck and out comes Death, literally jumping out of the deck. Often the Death card can mean transformation, a sudden change, an abrupt ending in an aspect of one's life. But, as much as people do not like to think about it, Death can also mean just that, death. My husband is on his way to Boston for a sudden funeral on his side of the family on the heels of my kind elderly shut-in neighbor who lost her dog to cancer, "where is the third one?" I think to myself as I go about my day. Modern society does not like to think about death and we have sanitized it to be hidden but our ancestors had a closer association with death hence why the death card in those older decks are often grinning.
I used to work a Renaissance Fair in California (not surprised are you?) and I loved a troupe of dancers and singers called the Danse Macabre, they would joyfully dance about as skeletons reminding us to wring every moment we can out of life because it will all soon be gone.
1. I am profoundly affected by the death of this person... and it changed my life in the following ways...
2. My ideas around death are... my idea of an afterlife is... and it affects me in my living by the following ways...
3. I imagine my death might be like... and so I empower my living by...
4. I need to prepare for my eventual death by... I need to make sure others know...
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