My second month of Carpe Diem Daily Haiku. For the month of May we are working our way through the Deck of Tarot. I am not very familiar with this subject. I will keep an open mind and write as I am inspired.
I live in a small town in northern British Columbia. We are famous here for the Williams Lake Stampede, one of the biggest rodeos in Western Canada. The Stampede is on the July 1st long weekend (Canada Day). Each year a carnival comes to town with the Stampede.
With the carnival comes my favorite Stampede character, who I affectionately call the "Crazy Psychic Lady". She sets up in a beat up old trailer at the edge of the grounds and does Tarot readings for donations (usually $10). She tells stories, chain smokes and reads cards.
One of my Stampede weekend traditions is to sneak off and get my cards read. I'm not sure how real all this is but I enjoy the experience and she always gives me something to think about. I have made it to see her 10 of the last 12 years. This journey through the Tarot is dedicated to the her.
Krisjaan selected "the Fool" for the first card for Haiku inspiration. There is a detailed explanation of the Fool on the Carpe Diem site. I chose to focus on the symbolic reference to Jesus.
for a donation
reads cards and tells your fortune
stories are free
the fool runs away
even when nobody
is chasing him
I can do
all things though Christ
who strengthen me