WIthout Love… is a visualization of the idea that justice hangs by a single thread. That thread represents your love because without your love, there would be no pursuit of justice. Should that thread break, justice will fall. Honestly, this feels a bit too drastic as a metaphor. An alternative idea is presented by the video’s Vimeo text:
Justice is a garment, a billion threads, interwoven, interlocked, knit together with strength and integrity. Pull one thread from the fabric and the garment begins to fray. Pull ten million threads and justice unravels into injustice.
By framing your (my) relationship to the pursuit of justice in the context of both of these ideas, a more sustainable, scalable and community-based approach appears. Kudos to Justice Conference and Fabric Creative for making me pause to reflect on this one.