on Good and Evil

An argument aginst basic notions of morality.

To forgive yourself and others is to embrace the ambiguity of empathy and compassion. Nothing is ever simple when it comes to what is good and what is evil, often it comes down to what side you are on and your perspective.

From Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet

“Of the good in you I can speak, but not of the evil.
For what is evil but good tortured by its own hunger and thirst?
Verily when good is hungry it seeks food even in dark caves, and when it thirsts it drinks even of dead waters.”

The Green Woman: Wildness, Natural Magic, Expectant Gratitude, and Untrammelled Creativity

She is not cute, she is striking. Her intensity and seriousness, combined with the playfulness of her gestures are mesmerizing to me. Every time I think of this card I feel grateful to have found her.

“She is the feminine vital vegetative force that enables a root to crack stone, the reed to bend in the wind, and the oak to stand against the storm.”
My first impressions were that she is protective as well as dangerous and that she is tremendously powerful. She hears the natural rhythm of the earth and dances to its heartbeat. She is both ancient and timeless. Her age is shown only in her connection to the earth. She is neither lit nor does she have any true darkness, just as the earth is ancient but can renew itself to freshness. There is a pattern to her asymmetry and a kind of logic-less reason, an ambiguous theory of cause and effect.

In the book, she is one of the Sidhe, the elder race of the Faeries.