Meet in the Middle – Diamond Rio
So there I was, midday, hungover, sweeping the floor of the club where I’d danced my socks off with a bunch of beautiful people some 12 hours earlier, and this song came on. I’d never actually heard it before.
And it made me think of Temperance a whole different way. I’ll usually think of this card in a fairly traditional kinda way, with interpretations centring on harmony between different elements of yourself, a balance of energies.
In Meet in the Middle, a couple have a simple formula for getting through arguments. They compromise – duh! From the opposite points of their opposing views they each walk towards the other till they find a spot where they can meet and agree. Which usually happens to be the old Georgia pine where they were wed all those years ago. Awww.
Anyway it totally made me think of how Temperance could also represent finding the compromise. Giving a little and forgiving a little to make a relationship or project work.
I start walkin your way you start walkin mine
we meet in the middle neath that old Georgia pine
We gain a lot of ground cuz we both give a little
aint no road to long when we meet in the middle.
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I’m a 30-something writer, artist, tarot reader, and perpetual explorer of the space between thought, feeling, and action.
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