I think a lot about relationships. I am fascinated by the possibilities that happen when you bring people together to create something. It is obvious that we can only get so far on our own and we need other people in our life and yet our relationships can so easily be neglected. It takes a certain amount of determination to keep reaching out to those people in your life that are important to us because it would seem that the natural state of everything good in our lives is to quietly drift away like air in my bike tires. I am off on an errand and two blocks from my house I notice how hard it is to peddle.
What I have come to realize is that if my life is going to continue to be potent and robust, I need good healthy relationships in constant circulation around me. If this is going to actually happen I need to do everything I can to keep this relational environment alive and kicking. A strong and healthy relationship cluster doesn't just happen. Isolation, anger, envy, depression.... these just happen on their own with no effort at all. I am looking for interdependence that really works.