Uncanny X-Men #270, page 18
I miss Jean Grey. I miss her a lot. There is no doubt in my mind that Ororo does too. It would be great to see a word balloon here or there that reminds the reader that Jean was the first real friend that Storm had outside of her celebrated goddess role in Kenya. Jean represents serenity to me. Since the onset of her telepathic powers, she’s had to find her center and keep it so as not to go crazy from the thoughts of everyone else. Beginner’s mind? She’s got it. And I’m not just saying that because she’s had to rebuild her life countless times from death, clones and cosmic entities. Jean understands that in order to find peace with the world, one has to have it first within one’s self. Jean also represents compassion to me. She does not judge, she is kind. Jean is ethically and morally forthright and her inner compass guides and inspires those around her. That’s why half the male X-Men from the First Class to the All-New, All-Different team have fallen for her. When I read Heroic Tarot with my X-Men deck, I see Jean Grey as embodying the Empress. She simply is love.