The standing globe and world map on the wall made me instantly think of my mother. At age 77, she has visited over 50 countries, often going back to visit some of them again. In fact, she's making her way from Amsterdam to Budapest now. She comes from a small Southern town in Georgia where what's considered "nice and respectable" is firmly etched in stone. Perhaps because she taught school for forty years, she believes everyone should travel outside their community - if not overseas, then at least to another part of the country. It is easy to adopt certain ideas and opinions based on personal life experiences, especially from one's place of origin. It also becomes easy to judge another person's culture (religion, dress, way of living) from one's own perspective rather than stepping into their shoes to understand the "why" behind it all. We can become narrow-minded and prejudicial without even realizing it. A viewpoint is quite simply a view from the point where we are standing. The Six of Swords suggest we move (physically or mentally) so that we can see from a new perspective, a new vantage point. We need to open our minds wider instead of trying to filter everything through the eye of a needle. It will be amazing how much the world seems to change when we do...