Tarot cards offer a vocabulary of images that offer insight. Today’s image is not a card, but a cartoon. The title is “Boulevard of Unbroken Dreams.” Many of us have broken dreams, wishes or desires that haunt us years after it becomes clear they are unobtainable. We mourn for what we never had. Yet, right in front of us, there are so many opportunities for happiness. Healthy food, intellectual stimulation, sleep — all of these are necessary and all can be immensely pleasurable. The cartoon is not about “settling” for the mundane, but about taking joy in what’s available and what we need.
*Image from The New Yorker 6/18/2012