A Good Relationship


I found this piece a few weeks ago and cannot think of anything to add to it, it is so wonderful in itself. I hope you enjoy. It says exactly what I feel!
I know that this can be achieved both with our human partners and our God. As above, so below. Stephanie. x
 
A good relationship has a pattern like a dance and is built on some of the same rules. The partners do not need to hold on tightly, because they move confidently in the same pattern, intricate but gay and swift and free, like a country dance of Mozart’s. To touch heavily would be to arrest the pattern and freeze the movement, to check the endlessly changing beauty of its unfolding. There is no place here for the possessive clutch, the clinging arm, the heavy hand; only the barest touch in passing. Now arm in arm, now face to face, now back to back — it does not matter which. Because they know they are partners moving to the same rhythm, creating a pattern together, and being invisibly nourished by it.
The joy of such a pattern is not only the joy of creation or the joy of participation, it is also the joy of living in the moment. Lightness of touch and living in the moment are intertwined. One cannot dance well unless one is completely in time with the music, not leaning back to the last step or pressing forward to the next one, but poised directly on the present step as it comes. Perfect poise on the beat is what gives good dancing its sense of ease, of timelessness, of the eternal.
 
Anne Morrow Lindbergh, in Gift from the Sea.
 
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2 thoughts on “A Good Relationship

  1. mags says:

    It is beautiful and true.

  2. Religion4All says:

    I LOVE this … being a musician I completely relate to your correlation of Mozart with a relationship with God (and I couldn’t think of a better comparison!). Having performed a great deal of Mozart; if you ever pause, or take time to make your own personal statement … the music is ruined. Mozart is SO incredibly intricate and ever instrument, or voice, needs to be exactly what was written … or else it is ruined. It’s a very good comparison to life in general … the music will continue, regardless, but the only way it becomes TRUE music is by taking your cue from the ultimate Conductor. You can keep playing all you want … you may just be playing in a cacophony though … listening to the Composer is imperative!

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