Rainring #21 Impression


I want to share a personal story which reflects the Impression card on some levels.

Not too long ago, I was picking through some spanish onions at the grocery store when I noticed a distinguished man smiling at me. I didn’t think anything of it and figured he smiled at all the women. Who knows why people smile and honestly, you don’t see much of that any more. So, a few seconds passed and I had the feeling he was staring at me. When I looked up our eyes were in a deadlock gaze. OMG, I knew him. I had not seen him for three decades or so.

He approached me. My heart began racing. I felt such intensity.  I don’t freeze on the spot too often but this time my feet were nailed to the floor. I was still holding the spanish onion (chuckling to myself as I write) when he spoke.

He says, “So, how long are you going to hold that spanish onion?” I felt a lump in my throat and at the same time I began to laugh. I said, “Until you make your famous spaghetti sauce.” In my mind a voice was screaming, “What are you doing you crazy woman!”

Long story short we chatted for a bit, had a few laughs and wished each other well until our paths crossed again (per chance). I was happy that I knew in my heart I did not want to go down that road again. Not so sure he knew, lol.

One response »

  1. Seaqueen, thanks for sharing your story – in any kind of work with cards, it’s only through the personal, individual responses of people that cards come alive, that theoretical systems become living realities.

    I find it distressing that, in response to many weeks of output by both you and I, no-one has seen fit to share anything in response.

    The spiritual teacher G.I.Gurdjieff used to say that a number of things nourish human beings, one of which is impressions. We know that someone who takes in food nourishment and does not excrete will not be able to live long. Yet we seem to accept that, whilst every human being receives impressions every day of their lives, EXPRESSION ( except with small children) will only be part of the normal way of life of a few creative artists. In my view, people who only take in endless television programmes, films, music, internet output etc and do not express will eventually die. They may be still walking, talking, working, sleeping and moving about, but they have died inside.

    That is a little of what I would like to express about impression.

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