The Lovers in a Dangerous Time
There can be no love without justice.
– Bell Hooks, All About Love: New Visions
How to we speak of Lovers in these times? The ground shaking racist slaughter in Charleston days ago shook me out of my dreamy thoughts about The Lovers card in preparing for this Tarot Blog Hop post. It is impossible to ignore just how messed up and unjust the world is now. Inequality, though not new, is at least more visible to more people that it has been in a long time. I can not just ponder the Lovers in the bubble of romance and personal choice I usually put it.
The Lovers card shows us lives in balance. Two strong, whole people joined in equal stance facing the future with bravery and deep consideration. They have the freedom to choose their next life path at the crossroads. We do not all have equal options. Could all peoples attain this same freedom? How can we face and disarm the privilege and prejudice which obscures our view and can lead us to make limiting choices?
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