I saw this:
and it made me think this...
When we're born, we all start out at different points.
Some of us are closer to each other than others,
but none of us start at exactly the same point.
Then life starts moving.
We start heading in a direction.
Everyone starts moving in their own directions
from their own unique point.
Sometimes we are headed in the same direction,
but we never meet up.
Sometimes we are headed in completely different directions,
and we never meet up.
Or sometimes we are headed in different directions,
and our paths cross for a short while.
But, because we both continue going straight ahead,
we only meet for a moment,
and then we part ways forever.
It's not until we decide to change course
that we can ever align our path with someone else's.
Maybe they change course to meet our path.
Maybe we change course to meet theirs.
Or, even better, maybe we both change a little
to meet somewhere in the middle.
But if we are to ever to continue the rest of the journey
in sync with someone else's line,
someone, or maybe both, have to change course.
Change can be scary,
because you're suddenly heading in a different direction.
You're not sure where you're going anymore;
you're not following the same path you're used to taking.
But it's the only way to continue together,
instead of alone.
Relationships require change;
they require compromise.
They require a shift in course
to meet someone else's path.
Heading straight will get you where you first intended to go,
but you'll end up there alone, in the end.
(My intention in posting this is purely out of sudden inspiration.
If you would like to discuss, expand, or add anything to this, please do!)
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