Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Alphabet of Coincidence

©Orna Ben-Shoshan
Today's card from the Alphabet for Lovers makes a pretty big claim!  The subtitle for card 28 (the first aspect of Yod) is: "The small point where everything starts."

On it we see a couple, each behind what look like riot shields, and wearing blue helmets and clothes.  I'm guessing, though, that the protective shields are meant to be seen in a more scientific light.  In between the two people floats a flaming shape within a bubble.  I think it's a three-dimensional version of the Star of David, but I have no idea what it's called (any ideas, please comment!)  They appear to be floating on clouds, themselves, with a rather brown, amorphous landscape behind them.

It seems like they are watching a version of the original Big Bang, though I think I'd want rather better protection in that case.  Either way, this is a card of new beginnings, of the magic of everyday life.  It reminds me a little of an old song: "Children of Coincidence" by Dory Previn (it's too old to appear on youtube, sorry).  The song talks of all the tiny coincidences that go into making up our lives "If you hadn't made that left hand turn, if I hadn't made a right..."  So too, here, this is a card of potential, of the wonder of what might be...

What new beginning might you make today?  What coincidences have changed your life?

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