We are not entirely distinct or independant as we like to think. our thinking is assisted by others; our ideas boosted by contact with their opposites, our imaginations inspired by the creativity of others.
I like this scarf because it mixes opposites: the light soft lace with the shimmering silver fabric with its flowing drape. So feminine and mysterious.
Biologically, life does exhibit a profound interconnectedness. A story of sailors who, wanting to be rid of an accummulation of starfish, chopped them in half and threw them over hte side. Each arm of the starfish became a new starfish! Whatever we try to cast off in life can also return to us, even perhaps in greater strength. This seems like an argument for really talking and listening to others, for avoiding assumptions and cherishing mystery, for recognizing the complexities in our varied circumstances.
“Listening is an attitude of the heart, a genuine desire to be with another which both attracts and heals. (attr to J. Isham)”
― Sura Hart, Respectful Parents, Respectful Kids: 7 Keys to Turn Family Conflict into Cooperati
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