From the Robin Wood Tarot

Alternatively, the 10 Swords could signify the final cruel cut.

I drew it again today, and my dad rang. He starts chemotherapy next week and I find it hard this time to be hopeful.

Once again, I find the most difficult thing being so very far away. I will not see him again. I can only get to the UK on the charity of my ex-husband and I certainly can’t get to the US, where Dad lives, under my own steam. It was pretty remarkable that I got there for my 40th birthday. And we knew then we were seeing each other for the last time.

What an international family we are – so exotic, so exciting… so sad.