This past Sunday was the close of the ATHENS ARCANA: A CONTEMPORARY TAROT show, at ATHICA (Athens Institute for Contemporary Art) – it was an art show featuring 78 local artists (including our very own MISSY KULIK), each illustrating one of 78 cards in a standard TAROT CARD DECK, culminating in the manufacture of actual tarot card decks featuring said art that are now available for purchase from ATHICA.
Well, Missy and I were not able to attend the closing event this past weekend, but we were there for the opening reception several weeks ago…
Our friend Dena showed up with her friend who was dressed up as a TAROT CARD. She also had a PUPPET on each hand, puppets that Dena made. Needless to say, she made quite the impression:
There were a handful of TAROT CARD READERS there who, for a small fee, would read your cards. Everyone was raving about this one lady at the back of the gallery, so we waited patiently in line for about half-an-hour just to have Missy’s cards read by her. Now, I’m as skeptical as the next doubter, and I understand fully how COLD READINGS work…BUT…this lady brought up stuff that only Missy and I knew of and understood, very specific details that couldn’t in any way possible be ascertained from a cold reading. It was downright spooky! But it was also surprisingly inspiring and therapeutic at the same time:
The first card Missy pulled was “EXHAUSTION”…the cards don’t lie!
The last card Missy pulled was “LAZINESS”, which was tied full-circle to the very first card that was pulled – “EXHAUSTION”…Missy was told that she needed to allow herself to be LAZY and to not take on too many projects, which was making her overextended and EXHAUSTED…like, whoa. The cards really, really, really don’t lie:
Missy poses with the illustration she did for the card called “TEMPERANCE”: