Relationship, I realized after posting my weekly challenge, is too broad of a subject. We need a lifetime to examine and appreciate our interconnections, and then, likely, we’d need to begin again – such is the nature of relationship. It slips and slides, rewards and betrays, teaches and takes away.
That said, I appreciate those who dared to jump in. Proscenium cheekily responded by noting the relationship between spires as depicted in a photograph, calling it almost “religious”. Had to smile at this one. Puja Mendiratta offered many insights about the complexity of relationships, both familial and chosen, categorizing them as symbiotic or parasitic. Sgeoil rose to the challenge by sharing the importance of listening – a skill I myself would like to better.
As for me, I have spent the week examining relationships on many levels – from time spent with a dear friend, to memories of father, sparked by his birthday’s passage, to the ever-expanding joy I derive from my grandchildren, and of course, the relationship with myself (always tenuous at best).
I promise that tomorrow’s challenge will be lighter, or at the very least, not as taxing.