As I returned alone a few days ago to the Florida I left behind four months earlier, I felt both my connections and disconnections. And when I returned to my writing, I re-read this posting on connection I published about 4 years ago. Apparently, I gravitated to this topic to remind me of what I had forgotten. And in so doing, I came across the Pathwork lecture entitled The Human Predicament of Desire for, and Fear of, Closeness which I found not only profound and insightful, but timely and applicable to my life's connectivity.
Below is my revision, and hopefully upgrade, to timeless quotes on connection.
An interesting Earthly and biological fact that helps remind us of our connection with each other and to our seas.
Let there be spaces in your togetherness, And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. Fill each other's cup but drink not from one cup. Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf. Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone, Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music. Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping. For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts. And stand together, yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart, And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other's shadow.