Patriotism swells in the heart of the American bear. – Fozzie

Hey, Folx, 

I haven’t done a newsletter this month, because I honestly didn’t feel like I could breathe until after the election. I’m certain that none of you are surprised that I am not a fan of our current president, and if you are. What? Seriously? I’ve been laying on my liberal, queer youth supporting, women’s rights, Black Lives Matter opinions pretty steadily. Everyone caught up? Awesome.

So, after the election, it was that weird in-between time of checking my phone incessantly and wondering what if. Things like elections are hard for tarot cards. I can tell that we’re going to be ok, but not what ok looks like, and my personal feelings flood every single reading I do. 

I skipped the second week, too. More for mental health than anything else. I feel like I’ve been clenched for four years.

I am no naive summer-child.  I know that we have so much work to do before those folks who live on the margins will be safe and protected. But for the first time in a long time, I feel safe. I feel like there is hope. I have these memories of putting the flag up with my grandpa every morning. He would salute it, and we’d sing America the Beautiful when we felt like it. Then we’d walk to talk to the other ‘old farts’ at the VW Hall. It was a good feeling, and it’s coming back.

I’ve been working on pitches for tarot decks, and working on a new deck. I’m doing readings – email and phone, and I’m taking a break from Huge Things after the Kitchen Table Gathering – which was totally baller, btw. The videos are being edited and will be up soon!

I wanted to talk about hope today. About how we’re all tired and how things are hard, but we just got handed a very literal dose of hope, you guys. What will you do with it? 

If you need help figuring it out, just let me know.

I’m going to be shopping for an American flag to hang on my house.

Be safe, and take care of yourself and others under your care.

xoxo Lis

Thanks to Emily McDowell for letting me use her amazing art.

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