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The Fool #0

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The journey. The smile before the unexpected. Leaving heavy luggage behind. 

'El Loco' (The Fool) is card #0 of the 'Glenda's Tarot' digital work by Glenda Leon.

An airport baggage carousel starts running, and the first piece of luggage out is a tea bag (based on a true story). An unexpected situation - at first glance absurd, but full of meaning. The journey: the beginning of a journey, life as a journey, how important what we carry with us is. Grudges and fears are the heaviest luggage. That's why this luggage is extravagantly light, it's a tea bag, the lightest and smallest bag there is. Everything that happens in life carries a message, the challenge is knowing how to decipher it. The smile before the unexpected. The tea bag reads: “Live Light, travel Light, Spread the Light, be the Light.”

Tarot - The practice of tarot emerged in Italy around the 15th century as a form of entertainment, which later spread to much of Europe. The Major Arcana are 22 individual numbered cards, each one represented by a character or symbol, such as the Fool, Death, the Wheel of Fortune, among others. Before the emergence of the printing press, tarot cards were illustrated by hand, being commissioned by artists as if they were a pictorial or sculptural work. This tradition has continued throughout history, and more recently, we have seen recreations of tarot designs made by artists such as Salvador Dalí, Leonora Carrington, Remedios Varo, among other artists who have been attracted to the deep mysticism around the subject and the visual impact of tarot cards.
Learn more about Glenda Leon here 

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