COUNT STAFFS (King of Wands)
This is Saint Kosmas of Maiuma, a bishop who wrote poetry, sacred hymns and defended imagery of the Church against iconoclasts, who were hell bent (pun!) on destroying all the lovely statues, frescoes, and mosaics in churches.
He reminds me a bit of Hildegard von Bingen, who also wrote and painted, and was a poet and creator of music, and proponent of the spiritual life and art.
Like all Kings, this chap can be a bit of a controlling, critical presence, but I see him today as someone who reasons, yet has a creative, spiritual side. A reminder of balance and dignity. I haven’t been too dignified in the last two days, I’ve been sore and stroppy with the spouse, and generally not my cheery self. Today I must read and write in my journals with my marvelous fountain pens and ink I brought with me, and have dignity and order surrounding me.
I hope to finish the tarot bag I have been hand sewing for this deck tomorrow or later today. It always takes longer to hand sew things, and I’ve done some extra backstitching for reinforcement of seams in both the lining and main fabric, as the deck is quite large. The bag fits though, and I boxed the corners so it has a more tailored look to it and won’t have oodles of fabric spilling out the sides when I put it in its box.
There is a new age shop in this town so I might drift in and see if I can find some beads or something to embellish it. Ideally I would eventually make my own beads and highlight them with gold paint, but that’s for down the line when we eventually get into a house.
Kosmas says “Count on it.”