oracles

LENORMAND AT LAST

Always ignored the Lenormand
Oracle decks
So limited
As compared to Tarot
(My greatest love)
Or even a playing deck
Of fifty-two
But aging brings wisdom
And aging brings the realization
That there is only one future
So cards became a jiffy way
To explore my day
And see what pondering problems
Such as what to eat for lunch
Could be solved by cartomancy
Made sense to explore Lenormand
Only 36 cards
Where the card creators warn you
To use ONLY their interpretations
Yeah, that’ll happen
Cards are meant to be dreamt over

Should have known
But leapt into the Aries unknown
Bought a deck impulsively
Only to find
Card #23
MICE!!!!
Oh, no, thought I
I have murophobia
Fear of mice and rats
Due to a trauma at age four
With a sewer rat big as a cat
Oh, no!
So once again
Leapt into the Aries unknown
Well, it was a lovely deck
With the drawings by Pamela Colman Smith
That intrepid artist from the Smith-Waite tarot
But here we go
Even worse
The MICE looked like a swarm of RATS!
So I put that box away
Into my collectible stash

This time, thought I
I will try to find the #23 images
On Google
Pretty difficult
I mean, who can blame the artists
Not wanting to share their dream
Of lovely art
But Oh, found
My dream deck!
The Kitsch Lenormand
All images from the 1950s
I Love Lucy
My parents’ red kitchen set
Flamingos
And #23:
The Mickey Mouse Club
I can deal with Annette Funicello
In Mickey Mouse ears
And it’s a wonderful collectible
But will also be my go-to
Deck
What the heck
Who says oracles have to be serious
Life is meant to be fun
Especially when aging
Because we have begun
To fold in
To shut out
But there is always a sun with the moon…
Thank you Saint Gertrude
Patron Saint of Murophobics
For your intercession and gift
M-I-C (SEE YOU REAL SOON)
K-E-Y (WHY? BECAUSE WE LIKE YOU!)
M-O-U-S-Eeeeeeeee…

(c) 2019 Clarissa Simmens (ViataMaja)
IMAGE: Lenormand Kitsch by whiterabbitoracle.etsy.com
IMAGE: Gertrude of Nivelles, Wikipedia

st gertrude of nivelles patron saint of murophobics

SABIAN SYMBOL OF THE DAY SETS ME OFF (AGAIN)

 

“A MAJESTIC ROCK FORMATION RESEMBLING A FACE IS IDEALIZED BY A BOY WHO TAKES IT AS HIS IDEAL OF GREATNESS, AND AS HE GROWS UP, BEGINS TO LOOK LIKE IT”

 

Can understand this

Always fascinated by

Those mighty faces

In South Dakota

Loved Hitchcock’s

“North By Northwest”

Cary Grant

Climbing the faces

Impeccably clothed

In suit and tie

But as a girl

Didn’t want to “look” like them

Made more sense to want to

“Be” like them

Of course, the argument is

There are two slave owners

Depicted on the mountain

Washington and Jefferson

And poor Lincoln has been trashed

As not really caring about slavery

That was just an “issue” tacked on

To secession

Teddy Roosevelt?  Well, he did

Form the National Park legacy

That is being dismantled now

And who was the controversial sculptor

Who actually carved out the mountain

What was his name?

Oh, thank the Cosmos for Wikipedia

It was Gutzon Borglum

A child of Mormon polygamy

And here’s something that

Makes no sense:

He was a Mason and a member of the

Ku Klux Klan

Talk about apples and oranges

But there is more controversy

Because the lands were stolen

From the Native Americans

(What a surprise)

And a memorial to Crazy Horse

Will be competing with the four

Ex-presidents

So what does this mean?

Be careful whom we idealize

Even the rich and famous

Have feet of clay

Or in this case

No feet at all…

 

© 2016 Clarissa Simmens (ViataMaja)

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