I love to dabble with Tarot. In fact, I once worked as an online Tarot reader, and still read for some of my friends and myself. The Tarot is often referred to as "The Fool's Journey" and is actually a metaphor for the journey we all take through life. We all start out as the Fool and work our way through so many different situations.
There are 78 cards in a Tarot Deck, with 22 of those called the Major Arcana. Each Major Arcana is a description of where the Fool is on the journey. The first card in the Major Arcana is appropriately called "The Fool" because it's a time of beginnings. He is a fool only because he is a naive soul, not knowing the tremendous work and faith required to undertake the journey of life with all of the places where he could trip or fail. Just by looking at the Rider-Waite version of the Fool, you will see our simple fellow, with not a care in the world, carrying his knapsack, setting off on his journey. The sun is shining, his little dog is trailing along and the fool seems happy - happy in the way that those who don't know what's lying in wait can be. The question is, will the Fool just walk right off of that cliff, or will he get his bearings and learn to perhaps look down and watch where he's going. The fool is open to ideas and is spontaneous. His arms are wide open and his head is held high. If he was smart, he would remember what always happens to our friend Wyle E Coyote with those cliffs and a Roadrunner getting the best of him. But alas, no. Our Fool is as innocent as a new-born babe. He doesn't realize that the The Road Less Traveled is not good if it ends at the bottom of the cliff.
If readers of this blog find the Tarot version of The Fool's Journey interesting, I'll devote some more time to it. After all, I'm a writer, not yet published, and most likely sitting by the phone or anticipating the mail carrier, so I have time.
Anyway, since I am a writer, dabbling in Tarot, The Fool's Journey sounded like a good name for someone who is working not only through writing, but also the confusing world of agents, editors and publishing.
Come along with me. There is comfort knowing I can share my journey with others, as I hope they will share theirs with me.
My keyboard calls me. And this Fool needs to get to work. Don't you pity the Fool