The Essential Page
Back in the day, the well-to-do Late Medieval/Early Renaissance family with connections would find a place for their son within the household of the local aristocracy. Daughters? Not so much.
The boys, usually between the ages of 7 and 14 were promptly dispatched to what we fondly call here on the island The Big Hoose. There they were allocated positions within the ‘court’. Mostly they were apprenticed to Knights or acted as a Very Early Internet System (ie delivering messages). Their tasks were mainly minor and uncomplicated *thinks of own Son at seven years of age and how
Imagine being sent away from home at that age, everything would be new and strange – hopefully wonderful, but you’d still be a bit unsure of yourself. You’d be experiencing all sorts of things for the first time – how to do particular jobs, meeting new people, learning strange new customs and behaviours…..
And at 14? The horrors of puberty and all the ‘firsts’ that come with that. The hormones, the burgeoning Knight energy. Ah puberty! We all recall our own well enough for me to draw a discrete veil over for the reader with the delicate disposition reading this.
- Minor (as in relatively unimportant)
- Simple (as in uncomplicated)
- Child at heart
The Tarot’s Court Cards are my specialist area. They talk to me.
Not LITERALLY though ….