Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
Four-score Men and Four-score more,
Could not make Humpty Dumpty where he was before.
Samuel Arnold - Juvenile Amusements, 1797
When the Ten of Swords is happening to me, it feels as if the world is plotting against me. I perceive myself as the innocent victim who had no hand in the cause of my fate. But what would the outside observer see? Smug arrogance or a sense of intellectual superiority could possibly be their point of view. I can't help but think of the widely touted, largest ocean liner with all the latest amenities - the Titanic. Sometimes pride can make you miss important details (like having enough lifeboats).
The Support card (Six of Clubs) shows a young boy giving a girl with a package a lift in his wheelbarrow. If the young lady was haughty and self-centered, I don't imagine the lad would be willing to help. Perhaps instead she admitted how heavy the box was, and how tired she was after walking such a long way. Humility has a way of opening doors. C.S. Lewis once wrote, "True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less." Here's to a day of keeping doors and minds open.