Temperance, and a strange Tarot dream
Temperance = Harold (from Harold and Maude): Merry minstrel he, this troubadour of the banjo of freedom, singing out as he comes through Trouble, the deaths, the griefs, the sorrow, the car-wreck of his last staged "suicide" left behind. The way looks open, and clear, the memories of so many "suicides" left far below at the bottom of the cliff... "If you want to sing out, sing out; /And if you want to be free, be free, / Cos there's a million ways to be, /You know that there are... If you want to be me, be me, / and if you want to be you, be you..."
For Maude has not died; she lives and sings on in his resurrected heart! For this seems the trump of resurrection, as surely as Jesus of Montreal represents its icon... After the floods, the storms, always comes a rainbow, of new life, new hope, and infinite possibilities under the sun. "Open expanse, nothing holy" (Zen saying), which equates to "Everything that lives, is holy" (William Blake).
I also had a strange Tarot dream last night. In my dream, I study Tarot all night, as I used to also play literati all night, in my dreams! I had a moment of lucid dreaming when I realised that what I thought the computer screen actually amounted to the TV screen, still on, so I knew I found myself in a dream! This also felt strange, like a kind of bilocation, i.e. finding yourself in two places at once, simultaneously lying in bed with the TV on, and sitting up at my computer monitor, online! The screen appeared blue and yellow, and I began to interpret this, as you would a dream, only still in the dream: "yellow" representing all the cowardice we don't normally express, and "blue" all the blues, or depression, i.e. Tarot as a "safe" vehicle for expressing these. I also found myself exploring some of the cards as in real 'virtual reality': overawed by the size of the Tower, I thought, "Someone has to cut you down to size!" (lol) and the 5 of Wands appeared like a real, live, full-on virtual battleground... Think of the possibilities and potential of a real 'virtual reality' Tarot! *sigh* ;-))