(from the Meditations on the Tarot)
In solitude but not alone,
exercising inner strength.
With expectant longing,
The wolf will live with the lamb,
the leopard will lie with the goat,
the calf will sit with the lion,
and the little child will lead them.
The Hermit synthesizes –
idealism and realism,
pragmatism and nominalism,
revelation and empiricism
The Hermit wonders… looks within…
and assesses dreams with quiet reflection.
Finding responses with the cosmos…
closer to nature, closer to God.
Carrying the light in the darkness —
his “lamp” separates his being
from the cacophony of tribalism
wreaking havoc around him.
without God nothing was made,
in God was life, the light of all mankind.
The light shines in the darkness,
and the darkness can not overcome it.
 Isaiah 11, 5-6
 John 1: 4-5