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Mystic Tarot: IX the Hermit

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After a long and busy lifetime, building, creating, loving, hating, fighting, compromising, failing, succeeding, the Fool feels a profound need to retreat. In a small, rustic home deep in the woods, he hides, reading, cleaning, organizing, resting or just thinking. But every night at dusk he heads out, traveling across the bare, autumnal landscape. He carries only a staff and a lantern.

It is during these restless walks from dusk till dawn, peering at and examining whatever takes his fancy, that he sees and realizes things he's missed, about himself and the world. It is as if the secret corners in his head were being slowly illuminated; corners he never knew existed. In a way, he has become the Fool again; as in the beginning, he goes wherever inspiration leads him. But as the Fool, his staff rested on his shoulder, carrying unseen his pack. The Fool was like the pack, whatever it was he could be was wrapped up, unknown. The Hermit's staff leans out before him, not behind. And it carries a lantern, not a pack. The Hermit is like the lantern, illuminated from within by all he is.

Butterflies :iconiws-stock:
Fern by :iconsammykaye1sstamps:
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artReall's avatar
beautiful!^^ Happy New Year!^^ :)))))
Awesome!!!
Have you ever considered making a whole tarot deck? I would definately buy it!
fpescobedo's avatar
if there was a deck of these and they all looked this good i would buy it.
KKL's avatar
yeah... haha
i would too
fpescobedo's avatar
IS THERE A DECK OF THESE?
THANX
I would also like to know!
KKL's avatar
Nooooooooo

Is there a reason why you ask?
brightgirl's avatar
This is unbelievably awesome. And I think in 10 years I've commented maybe 12 times on things. I love it!
KKL's avatar
I am very gratiful for your comment, it means much to me

thank you
MagiThoth's avatar
Hey there, awesome piece!! What deck is this card belonging to? Would really appreciate your help =D
fpescobedo's avatar
did you ever find out if/what deck this belonged to?
Shirei-Shou's avatar
hyaaah the gown.. Umh.. what is the white fabric on the hermit in English? Its really cool. The shadow is perfect and it really match with the BG. I give my hermit card to my friends since I cant make the cape. lol
good luck for the contest
KKL's avatar
I think its called Hooded Robe or something. oh and thanks.
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KKL's avatar
i r pleased :ohnoes:
barbaroshima's avatar
very pretty. i especially like the moths, all motion-blurred and whatnot. :)
KKL's avatar
Thanks I was really pissy at first about the whole blurring thing, but i guess it payed off. oh and btw its :iconiws-stock: that deserves the credit for the moths.
cloudy-weather's avatar
very nice. i love the story with it as well.
KKL's avatar
thank yooous :date:
Sammykaye1sStamps's avatar
Fantastic! Good luck.
KKL's avatar
Thank you!
magneticblue's avatar
Amazing.

You talked about me, I'm the fool :)
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