Well, that was officially one of the strangest Mother’s Days I have ever had. Don’t get me wrong, it was enjoyable and as always, I was spoilt rotten by my kids (with a little help from my husband) with cards and presents. However, I rather missed seeing and passing on presents and cards to our own parents, though this is simply not possible at present due to the covid 19 (coronavirus) pandemic.
Although I’m quite a happy hermit and am very comfortable when at home, confinement due to coronavirus isn’t ideal. Don’t fret, I’m not ignorant nor stupid thus plan to stick to our solitude by staying inside, staying safe and ensuring that we follow all government guidance given.
It shocks and saddens me to say that many people simply do not seem to care nor understand how serious this situation is. The UK faces not only a viral pandemic but it also faces what seems like a pandemic of ignorance as so many idiots continue to gather together for whatever reason, this only makes matters worse in the long run and puts so many lives at risk it’s terrifying!
Thousands of us wanted and wished to see our parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, and family today to share in the celebration of Mothering Sunday. However, now is simply not the time – yes it’s incredibly sad but surely it’s better to be safe than sorry?
Whilst I keep up to date with the daily news updates, I have tried to reduce the amount that I am reading regarding the current pandemic. It’s all very well being ‘in the know’ but quite frankly, there’s ‘knowing what you need to know’ and ‘knowing too much’. I personally need to sleep at night which isn’t easy of late, thus I’ve chosen to switch off somewhat.
This morning the kids very kindly presented me with several cards and a brand new deck of tarot cards alongside a beautiful box in which to store them. The bright and beautiful ‘Tarot Del Fuego’ deck was designed by the Spanish artist Ricardo Cavolo and having spent a few hours this afternoon looking at each card and then practicing readings with this deck, I am already in love with these cards.
I was around the age of twelve when I was first given ‘The Prediction Pack’, a rather pale and arty deck of tarot cards. I was really into the idea of fortune-telling through palm reading, tarot cards, runes and such-like. Whilst I used a book to guide me back then, over the years I’ve come to memorise and understand the cards far better, thus starting with a new deck was a bit like beginning all over again!
It was so lovely to be given something so personal, something that I can really enjoy and something to offer distraction and guidance during what is an incredibly tricky time. Whilst I’d love to be able to tell you that I can offer the winning lottery numbers and a cure for cancer (if only), it doesn’t quite work like that. By returning to a pastime which I once enjoyed, I have, however, found myself all over again and with this, I have found a little hope and guidance along the way.
Happy Mothers Day – I do hope that you have had a lovely day despite the current pandemic pandemonium.
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