It isn't!?.... Fine then.
I know I'm not alone in saying it, but it's been an extremely rough year. For all of us. I've struggled to find creative energy and inspiration for the greater part of this year. I've shown up, and I've been writing, but it's all been of a non-fiction nature. Tarot studies, shadow work. I haven't shirked my daily spreads, and sitting down to do that each morning, and the associated writing, is admittedly a huge part of what's kept me going long enough for the juices to start flowing again. The trigger point that tipped me back into writing earlier last week was an album that Aleks shared on Facebook -- the soundtrack from a video game, Mirror's Edge: Catalyst. Never mind that the character on the game cover looks suspiciously like a muse of mine, from a futuristic spec-fic I've been toying with, which will likely be my next-year project.
|Image link takes you to the full soundtrack on Youtube.|
Tarot, I've found, is a tool that serves a number of purposes in my artistic life. It helps me focus, in both mundane and creative ways. As a means of spiritual journey, of self exploration, self awareness, and self actualization, it has become priceless. I hope to, going forward, incorporate something of its invaluable essence into the archetypes and plot structures of my writing.
|The Dreams of Gaia deck showing off its assets.|