Friends, colleagues, partners, collaborators too – often disparate philosophical strangers, but if they are going to do something interesting, it really helps if they are on the same page. It’s essential. Often spectacularly different, not-aligned, in motives, objectives and methods – we crash into each other, clash too, roll our eyes and stomp our feet. OK, we outgrow that stomping part.
What is it we seek, do we recognize it when it shows up?
As we get older (wiser?), pausing more, letting more things pass by without comment more often, does that mean we are disengaged, disinterested, distancing ourselves?
Still, alignment matters.
To mechanics, that means wheels – same trajectory, balanced too, we ride smooth and easy, minimize tire wear, steering efficiently in all road conditions.
Bicycle don’t need alignment, but they come with a seat for only one.
written / published from Calgary, AB
morning walk: -16C/3F, ice-crystals is what the weather office calls it … all I saw and felt was clear, cold, dark – moonless and still, chimney plumes rising straight up; Gusta was in no mood for usual trails for stopping for dropping, she was on a mission and found a scent which turned out to be a group of three deer who bounded through the neighbourhood with Gusta’s nose in hot pursuit .. quite a workout!