The Bonspiel Emperor
Daily Draw November 13th, 2012
4 – THE EMPEROR
This card always reminds me of my Dad. I heard someone on the radio today mention that their Dad enjoyed curling and my Dad was an excellent curler and really enjoyed it years ago. He had the most marvelous red sweater with all the pins from various tournaments on the collar. I suppose curling seems very old-fashioned today which is shame since it is a game of hand-eye coordination and strategy, much like golf.
Today the Emperor is musing on his past. My Dad is somewhat enfeebled these days but he was a businessman, very organized and patriarchal, a real strategist and planner, all those Emperor things.
The tartan on this card reminds me of Scotland and curling and Dad. The ankh is a symbol of life, and fathers give life to their children, and I wonder if it will soon be time for my Dad to go to his eternal life?
The Emperor looks a bit confused….as is my Dad these days. Sigh.