“I wonder if I’ve been changed in the night. Let me think. Was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different. But if I’m not the same, the next question is ‘Who in the world am I?’ Ah, that’s the great puzzle!”Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carol
Bonnie took flight yesterday, or was it actually today? She was supposedly on her way to join the gangs annual raiding party. Like the Vikings, who, over the course of the Viking Age, were the subject of awe and fear among the other Europeans of the time, Cockatoos are very skilled at what they do. Their incursions are mainly focused on getting the best of the berries that fill trees in the areas they love to raid.
However, this time, Bonnie, a gregarious, multi skilled bird decided to break ranks and join her old adversary, the Crone, on one of her dubious ‘adventures’. When she met up with the Crone she learned that they would be travelling with a very old Donkey and a decidedly mysterious Raven. Whatever! A potential audience! The more the merrier!
Not long after they had established a camp site the old Crone, her donkey and Raven went off prospecting without Bonnie. Truth be told this high maintenance bird had become a bit much for them all and they needed some quieter time.
In their absence Bonnie spied a deck of Tarot Cards that the Crone had left on her reading table and, because she believes in her higher powers, she offered to explain the meanings and do readings for some of the curious animals who had come to check out the camp.
When the Crone returned she was astonished to find a crowd gathered and that Bonnie was ‘teaching’ them about the cards.
And this folks, is how Bonnie’s Skool of Tarot was birthed.