The Tower

I am writing today about Towers.  Picture an image of a He figure and She figure falling head first from the top of a tower that has just been destroyed  by a finger  Fate.  In the times before the tower, the towers occupants were exposed to the world and all of its unforeseen dangers.  These unforeseen dangers forced the He and She to always be on their guard and to never know peace.

The day came that the He and She together built their tower.  From the top they could see far over the land.  This high view of the land revealed that all was clear and no present or approaching danger could be seen.  Peace at last.  The days passed into years.  The He and She became complacent and comfortable that no harm will befall them so long as they are in their tower.

Generations passed through the tower and the heirs aged in this safe world of the tower- protected from the dangers of attack.  As the years passed, the skill of defense and fortification were lost to the skill of contentment and consumption.  The He and She of the new age were fat in their safe and certain world.  The He and She grew apart while they conducted their daily lives in their own spaces.  Some days, forgetting that either existed to any degree.

On the dawn of a new and different day a rumble developed over the whole of  the He and She land.  The He looked up pondering the activities of the She and the She pondered the activities of the He.  Both returned to their tasks at hand and ignored the thunder.  The thunder was followed by dust falling from the ceiling, then a crashing and then a brilliance of light filled the chambers as the roof of the Keep opened up to a sun filled sky.  The floor fell sending the He and the She to the ground.  They found each other and in a visual agreement moved away from the destroyed structure.  In a permanent embrace and under the refuge a tree they surveyed their new strange land.  A land without safety.  A land without the tower.

Now the two, their hearts now changed, step out into this world in search of  shelter and the necessity of developing skills for a new time and place.  The Tower card reminds us that nothing is forever and extreme change is necessary to displace complacency and to jolt us into new ages of awareness.