Relationships are by there nature always moving. Relation - Ships. They need to be going somewhere. They can just sort of float for awhile but if you are not paying attention they can end up on the rocks and begin to break apart. We are social creatures by nature. Some of us define ourselves as introvert or extrovert. We all need people in our lives who we can love and that can love us back. Finding ways to keep our key relationships healthy and moving forward is important. It seems to take a continual reinvesting and taking stock of where you have been and where you want to be going. It helps to have things you are working on together. This is one of the main reasons I like having my band the Wealthy Orphans because it brings me together with a couple of my closest friends to make music together on a regular basis and that keeps these friendships activated and going somewhere.
One of the challenges of a long winter like the one we are still in is the way it tends to close us off from people because getting out and about is just so much more work . With getting out such a challenge we tend to instead burrow into our cozy places and isolate. I know that for me I find myself reenergized by being with other people. I guess this would put me into the extrovert camp. I am curios how you have found ways to keep your self plugged into a community that is vital and going somewhere. When is loneliness actually a healthy place to re encounter your inner self and when is it just a symptom of a long merciless winter or worse, a symptom of giving up and shutting down?