Week 479 // Creatures of the Fire

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The waves are cresting all around
I wonder how we’ll come of age
Your breathing is a subtle sound
I think ahead to other days

And all we are is this
And what this is
Is up to you and I to name our own
again
Creatures of the fire
Masters of the air and earth
We’ve known it all the while

I crack the knuckles on my hand
You fret the furrow of your brow
We conquer every world we can
We meet back in the here and now

And all we are is this
And what this is
Is up to you and I to name our own
again
Creatures of the fire
Masters of the air and earth
We’ve known it all the while

Holding on
Holding on
Holding on to you

Seems Thursdays can be lighter days
If Wednesdays are the deepest ones
If older is the only way
May wiser be what we become

And all we are is this
And what this is
Is up to you and I to name our own
again
Creatures of the fire
Masters of the air and earth
We’ve known it all the while

Notes
Rebecca helped me do a tarot card reading this morning. It wasn’t a traditional deck, and I don’t know much about those. Her deck is filled with beautiful images of animals. I learned that today was a day to take inspiration from an eagle. At the same time, Rebecca found her way in the path of the elephant.

I’m not going to break down the exact meaning and interpretation of these cards. Nonetheless, the reading inspired me and gave me comfort. I adapted some of these lyrics from a vague misremembering of what we read.

I think mastery over fire and air describes an ability to navigate change and challenge with perspective, as if from above. For my wife and me, this is a time in our lives when we need that perspective as we work to change and grow together, and as we confront challenges and transformations in many corners of our lives.

With enough perspective, we get to define who we’ll be. We get to grow up with a bit more purpose. We get to decide how to be together. We get to be masters of a life we choose.

~M.E.

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