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oh to be / supernumerary

there was a new frail yellow moon to-night --
i wish you could have had it for a cup
with stars like dew to fill it to the brim.

"give him some scrambled eggs on toast, poly," suggested the bear scarecrow. "he ought to like that."

"i will," responded the canary, and fluttering her wings she made a flight of three circles around the stump. then she flew up to a tree and the bear and the owl and the jaguar saw that upon the stump had appeared a great green leaf upon which was a large portion of scrambled eggs on toast, smoking hot.

"there!" said the bear; "eat your breakfast, friend jaguar, and be content."

"there's a man in that shop," said the doctor, "who has been in fairyland."

"nonsense!" i said, and stared back at the shop. it was the usual village shop, post-office, telegraph wire on its brow, zinc pans and brushes outside, boots, shirtings, and potted meats in the window. "tell me about it," i said, after a pause.

"i don't know," said the doctor. "he's an ordinary sort of lout--skelmersdale is his name. but everybody about here believes it like bible truth."

historical action is to yield to their personal inventive action, historically created conditions of emancipation to fantastic ones, and the gradual, spontaneous class organisation of the proletariat to an organisation of society specially contrived by these inventors. future history resolves itself, in their eyes, into the propaganda and the practical carrying out of their social plans.

in the formation of their plans they are conscious of caring chiefly for the interests of the working class, as being the most suffering class. only from the point of view of being the most suffering class does the proletariat exist for them.

the card in the center represents the attitude you assume. eternity, when reversed: the intervention of transcendent forces in the everyday world. the great are brought low and the petty are elevated. obsession with the passage of time and the immanence of death. being overwhelmed by the repetition of evil and mediocrity, and withdrawing from the world. cynicism and nihilism driven by regret over past mistakes.

the card to the right represents the thoughts and feelings that underly your attitudes. magic: asserting control over the situation. ability to channel or direct powerful forces. making the most of the available resources. outstanding possibilities for communication. the right time to act is at hand. naked aggressiveness is effective at this time. availability of tools and skills.

the card at the top represents how your attitude is evolving and will evolve in the future. angel of poetry: "angels stand round my spirit". burst of imagination that requires action. feeling aroused by creative fire. profound inner realization. communion with spirit. freeing the creative forces within yourself. getting a glimpse of what is possible if you don't hold back. opening yourself to new experiences, to being spontaneous and passionate for truth. daring to be great.

the card to the left represents how others perceive your attitude. two of poetry (individuality): "every mans wisdom is peculiar to his own individuality". making choices based on personal perception. evaluating the appearances of things. exploring alternative ways of looking at a situation. looking beyond ego-concerns to spiritual ones. searching for self-knowledge. deciding between societal and individual points of view. in the creative process: distinguish between the expression of your self and the expression of your ego; discover the difference between wise individuality and unwise individualism.

the card at the bottom represents what you cannot confront or are hiding from yourself. three of poetry (creativity), when reversed: seeking a creative opportunity in a commercial environment. imaginative approaches are squandered in mundane circumstances. seeking truth where only fact can be found.

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