Originally Posted by KingMimi
The specific question was does he think the girl is pretty.
She already knows he likes her so that question doesn't need to be answered she just wants to know if there's still a attraction after all these years. There's nothing desperate about that. :/
KingMimi, look at Starry's take on a message from the cards to the sitter about this question. I think it's spot on. The issue isn't what he thinks, because as you say, she knows he likes her--so why should anything else matter? Which means that the issue is what she thinks of herself. And what she thinks, even if not desperate, is certainly superficial and going to hurt this potential relationship. Love can't develop if the one seeking it is obsessed with what they have lost rather than aware of what they still have (the two standing cups) and what could be (the Ace/Cups).
Even reading it from the opposite point of view, his view, the message remains the same: The Ace Cups says that he is not dwelling on the differences--hers, his or how it was--he's turned from the spilled cups and is looking at those still standing.