Confessions of a Tarot Deck Hoarder: Blogging Around with Rommy Week 7

The blessing of too many choices
can be a comfortable trap.

I make room
for the things that sing
to me in my key. 

This poem is linked to Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads' Tuesday Platform

Liner Notes for this Groove:

“What kind of tea do you want?"

"There´s more than one kind of tea?...What do you have?"

"Let´s see... Blueberry, Raspberry, Ginseng, Sleepytime, Green Tea, Green Tea with Lemon, Green Tea with Lemon and Honey, Liver Disaster, Ginger with Honey, Ginger Without Honey, Vanilla Almond, White Truffle Coconut, Chamomile, Blueberry Chamomile, Decaf Vanilla Walnut, Constant Comment and Earl Grey."

"I.. Uh...What are you having?... Did you make some of those up?”

― Bryan Lee O'Malley, Scott Pilgrim, Volume 1: Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life

I frickin’ love tarot and oracle decks. Oh I know that there are people with a way crazier collection than mine, but many of those folks are professional readers. I mostly read for myself and a couple of my friends. I am trying to be very selective about the decks I pick up. Cool or pretty art is important but that doesn’t always guarantee I’ll get the deck. I’ve found myself opting to buy an art print from a deck instead of the whole deck if it doesn’t speak to me. But I’ve been pulled in by the beauty of decks like the Shadowscapes Tarot, the Spirit Keepers Tarot and the OstaraTarot. If a deck touches a bit of nostalgia I might pick it up too, like the Last Unicorn Tarot, or the Fairytale Tarot. If it makes me laugh like the Housewives Tarot or the Hello Kitty tarot, that piques my interest too. So when I saw there was a Philadelphia based tarot deck featuring Gritty on the Devil card, I did not fight my temptation too hard.

I mean... it's Gritty! And c'mon Will Smith as the Fresh King 
of pentacles? Cups represented by cheesesteaks, the ultimate
comfort food? Of course I was an early kickstarter for this!

Realistically, I know that it’s silly to keep around decks I’m never going to read with. And I have gifted people with decks I wasn’t giving enough love too, but thought they might enjoy. I think I’m going to enjoy messing around with this deck for a while, so that will curb my impulses a little. I’ve learned to be similarly disciplined when it comes to writing projects. I have a few that are floating around in my head, but I’m not going to get anything finished unless I stick with the ones I’ve committed to bringing to fruition. I’ll still write down ideas and inspirations I get, but if they don’t fit a project, they’ll stay in my craft pile until I’m ready to give serious attention to it.

So tell me dear Groovers, is there something you can’t help but surround yourself with? Or what’s new in your world. Tell me all about it in the comments section. As always, if you have a cyber home you want to continue the conversation in, talk to me about it in the comments and hit me with a link.


Song Choice: Philly Forget Me Not by Hall and Oates

26 comments:

  1. Books- more than I can ever read. Some sit and collect dust and sing off-key for months before they get a look!

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  2. Gritty as the Devil card? Nooooooo! I love Gritty! I want to have his furry orange babies.

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    1. I'd have liked to see Gritty as King of something, but there was no way I was passing up getting a deck with him in it. There was much guffawing when I saw he had the mascots of the two closest hockey teams captive.

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  3. Whatever hits the right note, Rommy.

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  4. I love the concept of making room for things that sing in your key — friendships, loves, art, poetry. YES, all those!

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  5. Oh this is absolutely lovely, Rommy!❤️ I love the idea of adopting things which help inspire us and are generally uplifting. I love music and need a few playlists on the ready!❤️

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    1. I love making playlists for different things!

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  6. Books, diaries, and half-written notes, while there are unfinished designs/illustrations and way too many poem drafts digitally. I am primarily a hoarder of words of many kinds, within and out. Ha!
    I love the idea of making room for things that match our key. Very well penned!

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    1. Oh yeah, I have notebooks all over different rooms in my house as well as one in my purse.

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  7. I really don't know... no real collections but I have more than enough stuff anyway... one thing I have a weakness for is real Harris Tweed jackets... but having 3 is more than I can use anyway... but who knows I might get a new one.

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    1. I wasn't familiar with Harris Tweed so I looked it up. Very dapper!

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  8. This piece delivers on every line. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Yes, whatever your range, let them sing with you!

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  10. The starting couplet made me burst into laughter, because, um... "I know!" Choices can be a terrible thing. It's so much easier to love a specific few and love it in numbers! 😀

    In response to your question, I think the thing I collect most is frogs. I would like to do the same with plants and frogs and skulls and hammers, but... my apartment might explode with all that happiness.

    Here is my contribution for this week (which I totally forgot I had not linked): https://magalysblog.blogspot.com/2019/02/dancing-dancing-on-swollen-feet.html

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    1. I just pictured you in a ball pit, but instead of balls, there were foam skulls, hammers, and frogs and it was surrounded by plants. :D
      The little princess might not object but there needs to be room for food and other requirements humans have.

      LOL, I figured you'd post it eventually, once you got up from dancing.

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  11. The title alone intrigues. What interesting stories a Tarot Deck Hoarder can write! No lack of inspiration. :D

    To answer your question, I can't resist fridge magnets of places I've travelled to. And books! I've got far too much, I really need to curb my consumption...*sigh*.

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    1. Oh neat! I can't say I've traveled as much as I'd like, but that might change once the kids are finished with all of their schooling. LOL, I'm with you on the book hoarding. But it's always a pleasure of mine to pass a book along to another person who I know will like it as much as I did.

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  12. Rommy, I use to collect so many things, but for the past 3 years, I have got rid of so much. I think I was buying "things" because I was trying to fill something else, you know what I mean? I don't think there is anything I truly surround myself with, unless I truly love it, like tea! LOL! I do love my tea! LOL!

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    1. LOL... oh man. My tea cabinet has gotten decidedly out of hand, partially because I converted my daughter to the way of tea and she has her stash of must-haves too. :D

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