Thanks to Effy's group, Moonshine, I pull a couple of tarot cards each day then check in later with how they related to the day. Today is my hubby's birthday and to celebrate and do something different, we left Canada yesterday to stay overnight in the States at Grand Portage, Minnesota, a casino beside Lake Superior. My card pull for yesterday was The World Tree from the Wildwood Tarot and the King of Chalices from the Celtic Tarot. Both positive cards. But as we were at the casino, it occurred to me that cards full of pentacles (representing money, wealth and earthly goods...the suit of stones in Wildwood) might have helped us more! But the view from our hotel room was a treat and we had a good time together.
Today we drove further south, alongside the lake, to have lunch in Grand Marais. I LOVE Grand Marais, Minnesota! It is such a pretty place with a pebbly shoreline and lighthouse. The town itself sits scattered on a hill above the small downtown area. Grand Marais is crammed with artists and art galleries and gift shops full of local work. Heaven. Before lunch, we walked beside the lake and, despite a chilly wind, searched for heart shaped stones. My husband filled his jacket pocket with stones we chose but only two really seemed like they qualified as being heart-shaped. Back at home on my painting table, the reddish one looks distinctly more like a strawberry but not to worry. All interesting stones are welcome in our home.
So we didn't go home with money in our pockets, only rocks. But in a soft sunset which brushed the birches pink, we drove back together refreshed from our time away, inspired by the creativity and beauty of Grand Marais. Perhaps the World Tree and the King of Chalices whose chalice is brim-full of liquid gold were accurate predictors of our mini vacation after all.
Welcome! I'm Sue Blott: a writer of all things, a poet at heart, mom, wife, daughter, step-mom, grandma, tea drinker, tai chi-er, mystic, artist, dreamer...and now a blogger! This is my world.