The Tower by karibousboutique ()
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“We stumble and fall constantly even when we are most enlightened. But when we are in true spiritual darkness, we do not even know that we have fallen.”
~ Thomas Merton
When we build castles in the sand, they are washed away by the tide. The Tower shows us the folly of building our lives on a foundation of falsehoods, self-deceit, and willful ignorance. Lightning has caused The Tower to crumble, and we fall to a harsh landing as the floor caves in.
While The Tower is brutal in its warnings, it also offers a ray of hope. When the crumbling illusions that we've sold ourselves finally fall away, we are truly able to see the hard truth and -- if we accept it -- we can build anew on a solid foundation. Breaking old habits and facing painful truths can be frightening and if we are not careful, guilt and shame may erode the new foundation we've discovered. The only way to create a peaceful castle is by allowing ourselves to clear away The Tower's rubble and leaving its debris behind us.
Rendered in Poser Pro 2012. Postwork in Photoshop CS6. It took me FOREVER to find a camera angle that worked with the dimensions of Vicky and the tower!
All resources used in the production of this work are owned by, created by, or licensed to me for personal and commercial use. They include resources below and:
Castle Ruins (Stonemason)
Mistress Charm (Aery Soul)
Liquid Metal (dolphing)
Rhene Hair (Mairy, 3Dream)
Image Comments (5)
SidheRoseGraphics () 12:21AM | Mon, 01 October 2012
This is an excellent image for this card. Nicely done!