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Friday, December 22, 2006
IF - Peace
Peace Tree for Illustration Friday.
I was sitting wondering what to do for today's Illustration Friday theme of Peace.
I'd pulled a card from The Shining Tribe Tarot - the Gift of Trees - which somewhat inspired the image. But I didn't think the meaning that went with the card was specific enough though I liked the idea of Peace being depicted as a tree of knowledge and also the natural world's gifts to us.
Then Jim came in and without asking what I was doing picked up our EcoFluxx cards and said - could you do a tarot reading with these?
So we gave them a shuffle.
I picked - Share the Wealth.
That seemed to me like a rather good meaning for the Peace card upright.
If we were all to share the wealth there would be a lot more chance of peace wouldn't there?
Then Jim picked - Extinction. Which is rather a stark warning isn't it?
The opposite of Peace may well be Extinction.
Seemed like an excellent meaning for the card reversed.
If you haven't played Fluxx or EcoFluxx I can recommend them, many of our friends have enjoyed them too maybe a 90% hit rate. They are games that work well for children who are able to read well and follow rules and for adults - one of the best games we've shared with my nephews!
There is also Family Fluxx but we haven't tried that - yet.
We are happy to play these games without the excuse of children or visitors as they work well for two players as well as for more.
Of course playing games doesn't lead to peace unless you can all cope with not being the winner when you aren't!
Wishing you plenty of peace this Christmas!