"Emily always has the last word" Lynn Margulis
yesterday I received a gift of what can only be called liminal proportions. It's the re-issue printing of the Emily Dickinson tarot deck from Factory Hollow Press. The deck is amazing in so many ways before it's even considered as a divination tool.
the Emily quote below the card from a different deck* is a perfect match, imo, for the card backing artwork and the very dreamy way it feels to shuffle this deck. (*correlating to the traditional High Priestess card - the above is from the Greenwood Tarot deck). The Dickinson deck includes a card with just those words, as glimpsed above. Am considering putting it in the deck as a kind of wild card but maybe not until I see how I'm nudged to concretely relate to and with this deck.
On my creativity blog I mentioned writing fathers and also my sense of an entire tribe of writing mothers. I would see Emily as the reigning matriarch of that tribe although I never thought of it concretely until just now. I certainly think about her when I'm out wandering in our little field, the front lawn and house dooryards because it's the same landscape, essentially, that she knew. The same species of plants I love, nurture, and gather are framed on the wall of her house in the form of exemplar reconstructions of her original herbarium.