March 23, 2012

Tumble in the Tarot

Hello avid readers,

It's me again with another new instalment here on SemiAkashic.

Much quietness has descended upon me over the past few days -- spending time now composing my opera that will hopefully see the great stages of the world someday.

I've finally managed to complete aria after three months of working on it, and have now proceeded to immediately begin working on what I think would be the hardest and most important aria in the entire opera. Sometimes I wish that I had a librettist, but then what's being portrayed wouldn't really be me and my experiences. It would probably mean less.

The hardest thing ever is also getting someone to perform my works informally, and also arranging legal protection and the like. Being an unknown composer, without any sort of formal qualifications for the field, kinda sucks. But I chose the sciences and don't regret that for a minute.

On a lighter note, I bought two sets of tarot cards in order to study one of the characters in the opera. I decided to go with the standard Rider-Waite and Thoth decks. With their lovely artwork and relatively ease of interpretation, they've become a quick favourite for my desktop. It's interesting to see how the regular card decks we find today (actually also tarot decks, without the Major Arcana) are actually based on them. Interesting, but not surprising. If you're bored one day, I'd say you should head over to a good site and see how they're read and interpreted. Even if you don't believe in it (I don't -- I believe that we are the architects of our own lives and futures), they could always end up as a good parlour trick. Or to scare people, if you're like me. ;-)

And with that, I'm out!

The next time you're stuck, ask a question and pull out three tarot cards...


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