I was sitting here today pondering about my plans for the future when for some reason I thought of the saying “when my ship comes in”. As most of us are aware, when your ship has come in, it means something very good has happened to you. I believe it’s origin is based on an old sea merchant term, when you used to pay the captain of a ship to take goods to foreign places and bring new goods back. The old-fashioned form of importing and exporting. In those days there was much profit to be made in foreign goods like silk, tea and porcelain. However, the risks were very high because of stormy weather, pirates and crooked captains. So when “your ship came in” it meant the risk was over and you could enjoy the profits from your cargo.
So my hope for the future is that everyone has “their ship come in” so that we can all enjoy something wonderful happening for us in our lives.
I created this artwork a couple of years ago, as part of my oracle deck. The card is about broadening your horizons, but the artwork is naturally called “My Ship Comes In” and is of a golden ship heading towards shore…heading your way!
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