The seven of cups is usually my favorite in any Tarot deck, at least in the ones that go out of their way to illustrate the meaning of the card’s concept. This is the card of surrealism, of dream and illusion, with a hint of bacchanalia lurking just under the surface (one of the traditional titles is “Lord of Debauch”).
This is the card that will lead to an aching head later, but dare you refuse?
So here are the six and seven of cups, each beautiful in their own way. The 6 of cups, with its call to the innocent and the pure, and the seven, the call to the not-so-innocent, the not-so-pure.
Guess which image I had more fun creating…
I should be working on the next card, but as that card’s meaning is “Incompletion,” I’m going to take a little break and indulge myself in a binge of my own very favorite vice – inflicting elephant jokes upon others. So here goes:
How do you make an elephant fly? Start with a very long zipper.
How do you make an elephant float? First, get 200 gallons of root beer, 150 gallons of vanilla ice cream, and then add one elephant, to taste.
How do you get an elephant out of a tub of jello? Follow the directions on the back of the box.
How do you know when your elephant is taking a vacation? He’s packing his trunk.
Who’s in worse pain than the giraffe with laryngitis and the caterpillar with bunions? The elephant with a sinus infection.
How do you fit seven elephants into one VW bug? Easy – two in the front, two in the back, and one in each trunk (in fact, you could set up a fractal loop of successive elephants in each others’ trunks and run the tally of elephants into infinity, but that would be just silly.) Moving along…
Which pachyderm was a legendary jazz singer? Elephant-gerald.
What time is it when an elephant sits on your fence? Time to get a new fence.
Why do elephants go to Alabama for their dental work? Because in Alabama, Tuscaloosa.
What did the grape say when an elephant stepped on it? It let out a little wine.
How can you tell when an elephant has been in your refrigerator? By the footprints in the pizza.
How do you get down from an elephant? You don’t get down from an elephant; you get down from a goose.
How do you get milk from a coconut? Use a very low stool.
Okay, that last one wasn’t an elephant joke. But after a dozen elephant jokes, one does go a little nuts.
Okay, back to work.
EDIT: Here’s Incompletion, complete: