This was a relatively pain free birth.
A couple of things differentiated this image from the others in the D.O.
Firstly, this is the only card where I sacked off the original image and went back to the drawing board. At first glance, the fledgling image seemed to capture the vibe I was looking for, but stepping back… Oh dear… I had drawn a figure surrounded by clouds. With a bit more space between my nose and the page, the image took on a new form and the clouds made it look as though the figure, rather than flying, was bouncing across the heavens on some kind of gigantic testicular spacehopper…
I rubbed my eyes, surely not? I shot the image over to C with a short note. “What do you see?”.
“Hmmm… He’s a little bit ballsy?”
“Yeah, I thought as much…”
He was denied access to land and was later replaced by the image above.
The second point of interest was that this card unlike the others told me instantly what it wanted to say… Unedited, this is what it told me.
It matters not what ye call me, I am Mercurial spirit and when I travel I travel beyond the speed of sound and leave your words floating in my wake… I’ve been known by many names by men and Gods alike… I sweep the skies… I catch dreams lost into the ether and bring them back down to ground…Nudged towards their mortal keepers… I keep the flight paths clear for Gods to move unhindered…
I’ll leave that there, as today, I have to fly.