Of Timing, Tragedy and Tunnel Vision


“Your best work involves timing. If someone wrote the best hip hop song of all time in the Middle Ages, he had bad timing.”
― Scott Adams


As those of you who have read this blog for awhile know, I’ve been working on the Tarot Project for about five years now. Of these five years most of the last year and a half were at something of a standstill. For various reasons I felt blocked and unmotivated to continue. I went away on the trip and came back with a renewed sense of purpose. In the last three and a half weeks, I have covered 11 cards of the Major Arcana and have been finishing off a new entry in order every two or three days.
Sunday I finished card XI-Strength and the next one up was the Hanged Man. Today true to form and my own deadlines, I finished the entry and posted it. What totally fell out of my mind thru all of it was that my timing might have, in the wake of yesterday’s events come off as a bit insensitive.
Robin Williams comedy spoke to many of us. Last night I wrote about how it spoke to me. I think part of what happened besides my own tunnel-vision commitment to self-imposed deadlines and wanting to see this project through is that it is still somewhat difficult to accept his death and the manner of it. By that I don’t mean one of those bizarre conspiracy theories that have started to spring up. It is a shock pure and simple. In a year where tragedy in the world has become heart-wrenchingly common place, this one struck home in a particularly close way. That and bad timing. I didn’t even connect the card entry with Robin Williams until a friend pointed it out on FB. It was a maximum Face palm moment.
Synchronicity has struck in many strange ways during my work on this project. I apologize profusely to anyone who thought my entry was a particularly tasteless statement. Tho I’d like to think with his appreciation for irony Robin would have found it somewhat funny.
Blessings, G


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Holding PatternHolding Pattern by G A Rosenberg


Fears of a ClownFears of a Clown by G A Rosenberg


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