Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Infinite Distances

I happened across this quote the other day and it resonated deeply:
“Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue to exist, a wonderful living side by side can grow up, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky.”

Rainer Maria Rilke
So much is said in that one sentence; it sums the essence of human interaction so beautifully... We are all different; different in how we think, how we process, how we feel, want and need. If you realize this about the closest of people to you—be it parents, brothers, your spouse, children or close friends—you will find yourself a lot more accepting of the differences that set/keep you apart. You'll be able to see that, at the end of the day, we are each trying to do the best we can (in life), in the best way each of us knows/thinks/feels/understands how.

That's when you will be able to see us whole against the sky.