Portraits of Pips by Elizabeth Hazel
This is the twelfth in a series of "portraits" of the Minor Arcana, written in Liz's unique style. All cards are inspired by and illustrated with the Vala Tarot, a deck designed and illustrated by Elizabeth Hazel.
love, I remember you. Wrapped in
the lambent glow of an azure lagoon is the image of our romance long ago.
Your eyes, your hands were instruments of precious touch.
The innocence of a golden afternoon - how the playful laughter echoes
back. That sublime draught of first
love, the heady elixer of passionate chemistry.
No ripple of sorrow mars the recollection of our first meeting, our first
kiss. Those days my love swollen
heart shone in my face, and I was astonished to see one beloved in my mirror.
A child's dream of love was a trickling fountain next to the crashing
waterfall of true love. Each memory
is woven into my mind and skin, so that even so many years later, they are as
clear to me as yesterday.
You can read the first installment of this series here. You can read the last installment of the series here.
Elizabeth Hazel is a tarotist, astrologer and rune reader. Her original art for the Vala Tarot was inspired by a life time of reading the cards, and she is seeking a publisher for the deck. Liz enjoys music and gardening.
Column and images © 2002 Elizabeth Hazel
Page © 2002 Diane Wilkes