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  • Two paths (of many) are in front of me; two decisions waiting to be made. These are work related paths, so let's say they're paved with well manicured lawns and properly pruned trees on either side. Both look pleasant, both are fairly parallel. One is a continuation, the other is a bit off to the side and leads somewhere I don't know.

    I've got my good shoes on, I'm wearing my glasses and I know the measure of my own worth. I can't stand here forever even with no wind pressing on my back. Decisions can be like blades, too long out of the sheath, they rust or grow dull or they can turn to cut. I like looking at the gleam, feeling their weight and making them.

    This weekend I sat down with my favorite tarot deck and threw a simple pattern. Five cards with pretty pictures and interpretive meaning told me many things. I slept on the words and woke with an answer.

    All signs point towards the newer of the two. All meanings motion for negotiation.

    It wasn't the cards that told me what to do, they just built a frame around the picture. The tarot is a focus for instinct, not a distraction from sensibility. My instinct told me where to go and I turned to take that step.

    It's all about making choices and getting things done. Without those actions we rust or grow dull or cut into precious things.

    I've got my good shoes on. I'm walking.
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