Thursday, April 07, 2011

Double Duty

It's interesting how things work out. Today I had already planned to post about the Sun card, #19 in the Tarot major trumps. Oddly enough, it turns out that this week's Theme Thursday theme is "Face", and my Sun card has a nice, sunny medieval face on him. So today you get two for one!

The Sun is all about pride in accomplishment, the joy of victory or success, optimism, a "sunny" disposition... you get the picture. This has been the meaning of the card since people have been chronicling the Tarot, so I decided to go back to the oracle's past and depict it with a fairly typical medieval sun-with-a-face symbol. Heh, heh! I even have one of these as a wall hanging, a faux patina-ed bronze sun face that I bought at an art festival years ago.

And this is how you get a post on both faces and the Tarot in one neat package!

There's not one piece of music that covers both themes here, so you also get two videos this time. For the Sun theme of joy and triumph, the perfect pick for me is Van Halen's "Jump"; here's the original music video from Eddie and the boys.

For the "Face" theme, I thought I'd include the perfect Beatles song, "I've Just Seen a Face", this version from my favorite Beatles music movie, Across the Universe. This is the scene when Jude first meets Lucy. Enjoy!

Photo, artwork, & text © 2011 by A. Roy Hilbinger


  1. And this is how you get a post on both faces and the Tarot in one neat package! INDEED!!

    A very creative and clever post.. :)
    Hugs x

  2. Cleverly assembled ... thank you! :-)

  3. Oh, my....Jump brings back some memories!

    A sunny lemonade, right? ;)

  4. Great music choices. But the Van Halen....those hairdos and clothes!!!! I feel really old but love that sun!

  5. i too could jump on the tt bandwagon with my planned post today!!

    love coinkydinks!!

    love, love, love across the universe!!

  6. post, Roy! I've not seen Across the Universe. I'll have to look it up!

  7. My goodness, there is something about the look on that face, hidden away, somewhere in the lips. Not threatening exactly, but that's a face that knows its own mind.

  8. I can't face Across the Universe. I have a hard time listening to anyone else singing Beatles songs. I know, weird, but I just can't.

    I do remember that the video for Jump reconciled my mother to us having MTV on all the time. And, you know, I have no trouble with VH's cover of California Girls?

    Nice TT serendipity. I'm hoping some more of the original players will return to it. :)

  9. i think i too would have loved a painting like that on wall.

    i love sun very much, actually i dont like the days when i cant get a glimpse of him. :)