Sunday, May 29, 2011
Consider that “X” above. Think of it as a simple marker. A marker to represent the complexity of a single life.
Maybe yours. Perhaps your mother’s? Your brother? Your sister? All the joy, hopes, even past accomplishments and future potential — all represented very simply by a simple “X”.
Using this simple label, your family, perhaps, (Dad, Mom, Sally, Jimmy, Lila) might be represented like this:
Or, your circle of friends might simply be represented this way:
Or, maybe your cheer squad…
Whatever. The point being that, just for a moment, pretend that each “X” is a point that represents a unique stream of life events. Each with a different history. Each with a different set of future possibilities. Each with different motivations, relationships, and sacrifices.