Emotions, time spent together – or apart, distractions …
Are there prescriptive answers for anyone? For everyone?
There probably is. But in this increasingly ‘Google or Bing has the answer to everything’ world, in the artificial intelligence world, I think some of these things are better found by people fumbling and bumbling along their way.
AI, machine learning, or poetry – where are the answers for relationships between people. I don’t just mean love relationships between lovers and between parents and siblings, though I think our approach in those arenas probably govern how our work and business relationships play out more than we give them credit for.
Should we, could, do we want to – have easy answers, formulae to follow, as if life and love is a recipe we can look up, assemble ingredients and then presto, you got pesto!
We aren’t one-recipe people, not one-trick ponies. We’ve wandered, seeking paths wanting wear, like Frost’s path that divided in the wood, we’ll choose a path and never return to choose the other because path leads to path, forks in roads lead to more forks. And more after that.
We see it all – some of us need to be more patient than others, while others need a kick in the pants to speed up a bit, change lanes and take the next turnoff, the next fork.
Path between two points in time, as I see it, is like that path between two people, two homes, two lives – not like crossing vectors of trajectory.
More like two tin cans connected by a long string, easier to hear and understand the closer you get.
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