“Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.”
That’s by Bacon, not Shakespeare. (EDIT: That’s actually not Bacon either. It’s Sir Walter Scott.) Of course, my smart-assed 15 year old self wondered if it meant that we should get really good at lying first. 😀
This tangled up Wheel of Fortune is from the Wild Unknown. The heart-shaped face of a barn how gazes out from under a waning moon. Or is it waxing?
Many colors of ribbon chase across, under and around the brambles or branches. What happens if you grab one? Can you follow it to the end? Will it lead you back where you started?
How often do we begin a journey only to find ourselves back where we began?
Is that failure?
Is it success?
I would offer that it is success if you learned something along the way. It is success if you changed for the better in following that ribbon. It is success if you discovered how to weave that path into your world.
It is failure if you allow it to be.
So yes, this is about how to find joy even in loss. Even in seemingly failing to move ahead.
For you did move ahead. You did change position. You just forgot to change your view.
Pick up a thread today. Follow it where it where it leads. Learn as you go. Bring back one new idea to your starting position.
Realize that by bringing back a new idea, you’ve forever changed your starting position.
Success and failure may be only an attitude change apart.
Wheel of Fortune, Wild Unknown Tarot, 2011
Seek joy, y’all. Pass it on.
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