Today’s card makes me think of the documentary I just saw by Louis Theroux about Americans collecting and breeding wild animals to keep as pets, but then grows weary and scared when they realize they cannot handle them properly. I know this does not only happen in the US though, it is even more common in many Asian countries. But what struck me the most was that there are now more tigers living in captivity in the US then living wild in Asia. Many sub-species of tigers are extinct. This makes some of the breeders of captive tigers call themselves wild-life rescuers. It’s like calling fur-collectors animal-friendly.
Obviously this card is not about the extinction of Tigers. It is about overcoming your fear, of tempering the Wild, of tenderness and passion mingling.
Added one of my favorite songs right now: The Lion’s roar by First Aid Kit.