As I write this there is a lot of discussion about the fiftieth anniversary of the Beatles appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. In February of 1964 I was ten years old. That Sunday night my family had returned from church as usual and again, as usual my parents had sat down in the living room in front of the TV. I was playing in my room and my teenage sisters were doing whatever teenagers did in those days, probably listening to the radio and arguing with each other. Mother called to all of us and told us to come in there. Reluctantly we all moseyed into the room, and I was wondering what I’d done. She said she wanted us to watch the TV. On most nights my father only watched Westerns, but I guess she’d pulled rank on him too. We all fussed a bit – watching TV with the folks did not appeal to any of us. She insisted we sit down. I remember she said something like we needed to see this. It was important and would change the world. Great, her opinion of what was important did not necessarily jive with mine. I expected to be bored. People can continually surprise you. Just when you think you have someone all figured out they do something so extraordinary it blows your preconceived ideas right out of the water. My sisters and I hadn’t even heard of the Beatles yet, but somehow Mother – who was in my opinion not in touch with the popular culture, knew, and I witnessed one of the most significant events in my lifetime.
Teresa Sue McAdams, co-creator of “Today’s Journey Tarot”, co-author of “Today’s Journey Tarot, A Traveler’s Guide”, co-author of “Tarot Meditations, A Journal for Self Discovery”, and author of “Lessons, The Wisdom Within Each Moment”