Wonderful dinner with wonderful people last night! I always find it astonishing how friendships are formed through mutual resonance; there may or may not be a lot in common, but souls attract souls and a mutual affinity is discovered. I am curious if these souls knew each other in past lives and then reunited once again in present times to replay or complete a drama. Perhaps it is the same with family members and romantic relationships. It fascinates me, the attraction to another person (I don't mean solely romantic attraction, here, I also refer to friendships, energetic attraction... all forms): the cause behind it, the subconscious or conscious motive force... and how our friendships grow, reduce, end, and begin. What draws us to a person in our 20s, repels us in our 40s (I would be divorced 4 times over if I had married anyone I dated in my 20s LOL). I am equally confounded as to how some people do not (cannot?) evolve over the course of their lives. I've had various friendships during my life--some lasting 30 years, some 5-10-- that have grown deeper, or have ended, or have drifted apart then returned to closeness. I've had friendships that have formed in the past few years that offer equal emotional intimacy of my long-term friendships. As I reflect on my friends throughout the years, I cannot help but wonder who my friends will be in another 20 years, and along with that, how I will have evolved in that time period...
...Small actions in a dynamic system will trigger vast and unexpected changes