Monday, December 8, 2008

Tiny Mysteries

Do not doubt my powers just because I am shorter than you."

Bill glanced at the Tarot card and then he looked more closely, from the card to its tiny wielder, back and forth. Good Lord. It was Rowena herself depicted on the card. What was she trying to tell him? Was she trying to tell him anything at all, for that matter?

"What are you trying to tell me?" he said aloud finally. "From what I remember of the Tarot, The Devil is the card of self-bondage to an idea or belief which is preventing us from growing. Is this somehow related to your and Clive's... condition?"

Rowena hissed, she actually hissed at him. The Devil indeed. "Do not try my patience," she said, "and remember what I have told you. "Leave Clive be!" She melted back into the darkness.

So he had lost his wife. He apparently had lost his son Clive as well, if he didn't want to risk the microscopic but probably quite annoying wrath of Rowena. There was still Joe, he supposed, but


Rowena said...

Awe-Fricking-Some! I'm...I mean ROWENA is Faith!

How did you know I was a huge Buffy fan?

JES said...

Had no idea at all -- lucky happenstance! Found the graphic on a page of Buffy Tarot cards, but was just searching for images of the Tarot Devil card; most of them were more or less classic Tarot-style but this one jumped out at me because I could see the fictional Rowena looking exactly like this.

Personally I've never seen a single episode of Buffy. So I didn't know what the "Faith" referred to -- thought the card might supposedly have something to do with the concept of lowercase-f faith. :)

Kate Lord Brown said...

Great synchronicity! The collective consciousness is alive and well.