May. 22nd, 2011

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"Paint your nails Fanny. Get yourself gorgeous for the end of the world as we know it."
- King Mob, The Invisibles.

In Tarot the World card is the end of the Major Arcana. It's the end of the cycle for a reason; we start off as the fool, stepping from experience to experience, learning, forgetting, growing. We move through power and impotency, love and hate, excess and moderation, life and death. And at the end, after moving through the cycle, when we have it all within us, we have the World.
And this time, instead of looking before we leap, we leap... and the net appears.

But, even before we reach the World card, we're still in it, because that's what the World is. It's that thing that holds us, that contains all our life. Whether that means it spreads out infront of us like a chess board, beckons us like a lover, clasps us like our Mum when we're small, or holds us in like a cell, it can only be what we put into it. We create our own Worlds. We are that World.

And even when we hate our worlds, we love them. We know them, we feel safe in them. We don't want to lose them. We think of them as being our little strongholds against, well, The World.

But every day worlds end and worlds are created. People are born, people die, people learn, people forget. And every time their world is irrevocable altered.

So, maybe the world didn't end yesterday, but that doesn't mean it didn't, doesn't mean that it can't end tomorrow. And maybe that's not a bad thing. They say be the change you want to see in the world. Be the change you want to see in your world. Be the change, be the world.
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