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June 3, 2012 / Ronald Chapman

Relating

The last excerpt on the relationship between Pitcairn and Emmy is a sweet scene. In some ways it cuts to the core of their relationship. Interestingly enough it is not the relation-ship that is so compelling and effective, but the relating.

Relationship is static … a noun. Relating is active … a verb. One wise spiritual teacher said that what we seek is the active and dynamic element though we force it into a static state when we bind it with form.

Imagine yourself standing by a mountain stream. It sparkles and dances in the light. You wade into it with a bucket and dip it into the water. With a piece of the stream now captured you return to the bank only to see that the liveliness and beauty is now absent. That is the difficulty we face with relating.

The heart of the relationship between Pitcairn and Emmy is that they continue to break through the static forms. As a result it stays vibrant … and beautiful to behold.

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