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Friday, August 31, 2018

Land of the What?

Daily Draw: Tarot of the Spirit ~ 9 of Cups/Water

"Rainbow Mirror = Self esteem, integrity" Eakins

This brings my mind back to a few weeks ago when I learned something about myself that appalled me. At the July antique car show, the DJ said to stop and listen while the national anthem played.

I thought instantly "oh good, I can take a knee in support of a true land of the free". Because unless you are a white male this isn't a free land. Everyone else faces discrimination every damn day.

And instantly my knees locked. All I could think was the big boots to my right would haul back and kick me in the side. And it would really really hurt. I'm still astounded at that fear. And ashamed, so ashamed.

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