|©Betty Lopez & Napo|
This time, it is the Page of Swords who comes slicing towards us, brandishing what looks more like a dagger than a sword. His outfit is reminiscent of the costumes in a film noir, dapper with its white scarf and trilby. And there is something almost Picasso-esque about the lines that cut across both him and the strange landscape around him.
It's as though the surroundings, and even the Page himself, are unformed. They need to be seen and processed by the Page's mind before becoming real.
An interesting perspective on perception and the power of the mind, which fits well with the Page. He hasn't yet quite figured out what to do with all the information coming in, but cobbles it together as best he can, learning and polishing his understanding as he goes. Of course, the film noir feel would also fit with traditional interpretations of this Page as a sneak and a spy...
Ah, perception! I know it's true that how we respond to situations is strongly influenced by how we perceive them. Whether we see the world through rose-tinted glasses or something rather darker affects how we manage whatever life throws at us. And yet, it can be hard to change our lenses, even when we become aware of them.
For me, it is sometimes all too easy to focus on the negative: on Big Boy's disabilities and health issues. Today, I shall try to see things from a new perspective, to find the good and the joyous in each moment I have with him.
I am grateful for my beautiful family, and for joyous cuddles.