Description & Symbolism
In the foreground, a young girl's toys, dolls and stuffed animals sit at
a small table that contains volumes of fairy tales and a discarded
porcelain tea set. In the background, the young girl, a preteen now, is
dialing her new boyfriend on the cell phone, and getting ready to go out.
Posters of rock bands are quickly replacing the childish art on her
bedroom walls, as she leaves behind the memories of her childhood on a
journey of maturity and growth in pursuit of self-discovery... and really
hot new clothes.
The Eight of Cups is all about a new journey, and leaving behind the
past that has simply outlived itself. There is no regret or sadness in
this parting, and like this young girl who leaves behind the childish
trappings of her past years, so that she can become what she is meant to
be...this card signifies a feeling of fond memories of what Was, but an
understanding that one has simply grown up and no longer has any need for
what must be left behind.
Acrylic on paperboard.
Chronata is a Renaissance woman, who writes games, poetry, stories and
scripts; directs theatre and children; performs Shakespeare, puppet shows
and improvisational works; paints walls, sculptures, boxes and faces (but
rarely canvas), and reads tarot, stones, people, migratory bird flight
patterns, and lots of books. She resides near a very pretty lake and
large Faery infested woods.
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