Friday, January 8, 2010
Today's post is being made surreptitiously and may be abbreviated for that reason. Thinking a lot about relationships of all kinds today (i.e., not just romantic ones). It's easy to think of them in terms of giving and receiving. And, that's not such a bad thing as long as we can remember that we're not striving for an equation of the chemistry sort, one where everything has to be perfectly balanced at all times, even if that requires manipulating one or more of the elements of it. I think if they can be viewed more as a continuum that continues existing even while it is constantly (or nearly constantly) changing. We're so frightened of change in many forms like aging, losing people, etc. And, yet, the phrase that 'change is the only constant' is a familiar and accepted adage. I think it's interesting that two truths that seem opposing are actually running alongside each other in humanity. We can't stop the changes life and time bring to us and yet we fear them and attempt so desperately at times to do just that all while encouraging others through folksy wisdom to do what we can't.